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Woman Doctors (1984)

107 min | Crime, Drama

Dr. Lydia Kowalenko loses her job at a pharmaceutical company after she refuses to cover up the shortcomings of certain captive preparations that have already cost lives. Through connections, she soon finds herself a new position. Shortly ...See moreDr. Lydia Kowalenko loses her job at a pharmaceutical company after she refuses to cover up the shortcomings of certain captive preparations that have already cost lives. Through connections, she soon finds herself a new position. Shortly afterwards, however, her old boss gets her back under his wing again due to a company merger. This time around, she begins to conform. Her daughter Katia, also a doctor, is unscrupulously intent on pursuing her own career from the outset. Driven by her research ambitions, she carries out an unnecessary operative intervention in the clinic on a female patient who then dies from the operation's complications. Katia's son Thomas, who also wants to become a doctor, works as an assistant in the pathology department. He witnesses how the case is covered up and how litigation by the clinic director is quickly forestalled. When Thomas has an accident, he dies in the hospital before the eyes of his relatives, who do not know whether he succumbed to his injuries or if he was a victim of an artificial blood transfusion. Written by DEFA Film Library See less
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Writers
Rolf Hochhuth (play) | Horst Seemann (scenario) | Peter Wuss (dramatisation)
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Updated Feb 27, 1984

Release date
May 26, 1984 (East Germany)

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32 cast members
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Judy Winter
Dr. Katia Michelsberg Dr. Katia Michelsberg   See fewer
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Daniel Jacob
Thomas 'Tom' Michelsberg Thomas 'Tom' Michelsberg   See fewer
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Michael Gwisdek
Dr. Werner Michelsberg Dr. Werner Michelsberg   See fewer
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Inge Keller
Dr. Lydia Kowalenko Dr. Lydia Kowalenko   See fewer
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Gerlinde Bölke
Gunhild Klippel Gunhild Klippel   See fewer
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Walther Reyer
Dr. Riemenschild Dr. Riemenschild   See fewer
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Käthe Reichel
Dr. Plauner Dr. Plauner   See fewer
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Rolf Hoppe
Dr. Böblinger Dr. Böblinger   See fewer
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Horst Schulze
Oberstaatsanwalt Bitterim Oberstaatsanwalt Bitterim   See fewer
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John Harryson
Dr. Johanson Dr. Johanson   See fewer
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Hartmut Puls
Dr. Haase Dr. Haase   See fewer
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Christoph Engel
Dr. Zillner Dr. Zillner   See fewer
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Leon Niemczyk
Polnischer Arzt Polnischer Arzt   See fewer
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Barbara Dittus
Sekretärin Sekretärin   See fewer
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Ellen Schwiers
Ärztin im Wald Ärztin im Wald   See fewer
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Nora Merci
Harfenistin Harfenistin   See fewer
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Ágnes Dávid
Boutiqueverkäuferin Boutiqueverkäuferin   See fewer
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Erika Balogh
Blumenmädchen Blumenmädchen   See fewer
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Horst Seemann
Ehemann Ehemann   See fewer
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István Budai
Erster Arzt Erster Arzt   See fewer
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Lajos Cs. Németh
Zweiter Arzt Zweiter Arzt   See fewer
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László Forgács
Dritter Arzt Dritter Arzt   See fewer
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Ödön Gyalog
Vierter Arzt Vierter Arzt   See fewer
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Géza Laczkovich
Fünfter Arzt Fünfter Arzt   See fewer
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Lajos Mezey
Sechster Arzt Sechster Arzt   See fewer
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István Prókai
Siebter Arzt Siebter Arzt   See fewer
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Imre Szabó
Achter Arzt Achter Arzt   See fewer
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Elemér Tarsoly
Neunter Arzt Neunter Arzt   See fewer
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Gedeon Viktor
Zehnter Arzt Zehnter Arzt   See fewer
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Ferenc Zentai
Elfter Arzt Elfter Arzt   See fewer
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Mária Vancsik
Ärztin Ärztin   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 11 votes