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Surgeon Tetsuhiko Touma became a doctor after losing his mother at a young age due to a faulty diagnosis. Now working at at a local hospital in 1989, Touma faces the realities of a flawed medical system, but continues to help his patients regardless of past customs. One day, the mayor of the local city is admitted into the hospital in critical condition. To save the mayor's life, the mayor must undergo the first liver transplant from a brain-dead donor procedure in Japan. The law currently forbids such operations ... what will Touma do? ~~ Based on the novel "Kokou no Mesu" written by Doctor Toshihiko Oogane. Edit Translation

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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jun 5, 2010
  • Duration: 2 hr. 6 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 12 users)
  • Ranked: #8321
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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May 11, 2017
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Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
A pioneering surgeon, who cares more about his patients than about rules, performs a liver transplant when the mayor of the city gets sick, a common but well executed story!
Defined in the 1980s, this hospital drama is heavy on hospital parts, blood and internal organs exposed uncensored, which is good because the details are incredible. The well-meaning main characters are a little inscrutable. Perhaps reflecting the cultural setting of the film, the overall tone is in fact and clinical around issues of life and death. He is rescued for his most peculiar moments amid scenes of surgery and realistic surgery, that is, the film is good for being faithful to a real life surgery with a right to blood and everything else.

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  • Movie: A Lone Scalpel
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jun 5, 2010
  • Duration: 2 hr. 6 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 12 users)
  • Ranked: #8321
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 48

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