Working-class medical graduate Jo has just arrived in Berlin eager to begin his internship at a large, reputable clinic. The paltry pay and endless overtime hours do not dishearten him as much as the realization that he cannot provide his patients the help and human warmth they deserve and need. Most important to him is his goal to become a research physician: to find a cure for his brother Willi, who, strapped in a wheelchair, suffers from a severe muscle disease.
Things take an unexpected turn when a nurse asks him to
perform an unauthorized operation on the daughter of a colleague.
Despite his initial rejection, he agrees when he recognizes the child′s
serious condition. The operation is successful and Jo′s involvement
comes to the attention of the charismatic Professor Mueller-Larousse.
Larousse reads Jo′s dissertation, expresses interest in his research,
and invites Jo to the weekly gatherings of his "research salon".
as a member of Larousse′s elite, his workday changes like night and
day. The stress disappears, but in its place comes a compromising
situation that challenges not only Jo′s scruples, but almost costs him
his life and career.
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