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Doctor Lisa (2020)
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Doctor Lisa (2020)
Original name: Доктор Лиза
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is about a day in the life of Elizaveta Petrovna Glinka, also known as Doctor Liza. Moscow, 2012. The Glinka family prepares for a celebration: thirty years together. The closest friends are invited for dinner, the sons have arrived. Of course, Liza has freed up this day for her family. There’s just a trifle: to stop by the Fund and see the weekly patients at the Paveletsky Station. But the days of Doctor Liza are always full of surprises… In a hospital in a Moscow suburb a five-year-old girl is dying. The duty doctor has to discharge Eva. Due to medical formalities the child, who suffers from cancer, is left without painkillers. In utter despair, the girl’s father turns to Liza for help. When Liza cannot find a way to help the child within the system, she decides on a desperate act…
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: female doctor, female protagonist, reach out, charity, doctor patient relationship, family relations, hospital, social problems, society, one day, philanthropist, social issues, social relations, asking for help

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Pete on the Way to Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
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Mother's Day (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.
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God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Croatia, Slovenia
Duration: 100 min.
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Untold (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Hounded on a Carnival Monday (2002)
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Duration: 104 min.
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The Warrior and the Savior (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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