BYPASS

By Shane VERMOOTEN

MEDIA VILLAGE PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Thriller - Completed 2017

When a mother’s love and her Hippocratic oath collide on the operating table, the true value of life is finally determined.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Shane VERMOOTEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Diane VERMOOTEN, Shane VERMOOTEN, Bianca SCHMITZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Bianca SCHMITZ, Diane VERMOOTEN
    • Synopsis
    • In the children’s ward of St Luke’s Hospital, Sam Cooper is waiting at the top of the transplant list for a new liver. His mother, Dr. Lisa Cooper, head of cardiac surgery, feels completely helpless, unable to save her son, despite saving her patients’ lives every single day.

      When a liver finally becomes available and is destroyed en route to the hospital, the alternative of sourcing an illegal organ becomes her only option. She turns her back on the system she has devoted her life to and the two secretly head off to New Day Clinic in East Africa.

      Once behind the derelict walls of the facility, Sam is taken and used as a pawn to force Lisa into performing a heart transplant for a wealthy American patient. Knowing that in order to harvest a heart and perform the transplant, she will need to take the life of a young, innocent girl to get Sam back, she is faced with the devastating reality that some lives may simply be more valuable than others.
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