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Doctor Liza

A courageous and compassionate doctor tries in vain to carve out some time for her 30th wedding anniversary.

Drama 2020 120 mins Not rated

Director: Oksana Karas

Overview

Oksana Karas' drama presents a day in the life of Elizaveta Petrovna Glinka, also known as Doctor Liza. Liza’s nearest and dearest are getting ready to celebrate Liza and her husband’s 30th wedding anniversary. Naturally, Liza has also kept this day free to spend with her family. There’s just one small item on her schedule: calling in at her charitable foundation Fair Care and tending to her weekly homeless patients at Paveletsky Train Station. But Doctor Liza’s days are always filled with 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…