Marian Opania and Cezary Kosinski have already played doctors on a medical soap opera Na dobre i na zle (1999), where Tomasz Kot also had an appearance as a patient and later the hospital's business partner.
A co-worker of Zbigniew Religa, Marian Zembala, became a Minister of Health in 2015
A mentor of Religa, Professor Waclaw Sitkowski, fought in Warsaw Uprising in 1944 during World War II. He died in 2010.
Dr. Zbigniew Religa was a heavy smoker, what is depicted in the film, and eventually died in 2009 from lung cancer.
There are cameos of two main co-workers of Religa as members of bioethics commission: Marian Zembala (first from left) and Andrzej Bochenek (first from right).
The film is based on real events and a person of a Polish cardiac surgeon Dr. Zbigniew Religa and his co-workers. After a fall of communism in Poland, in 1993 he was elected a senator, then in 2005 he was a Minister of Health.
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