The English Surgeon

2007 | 94 minutes

Directed by Geoffrey Smith. · Produced by Geoffrey Smith & Rachel Wexler


What is it like to have God-like surgical powers, yet to struggle against your own humanity? What is it like to try and save a life, and yet to fail? Shot in a Ukrainian hospital full of desperate patients and makeshift equipment, The English Surgeon, is an intimate portrait of brain surgeon Henry Marsh as he wrestles with the dilemmas of the doctor patient relationship. With an original soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.