A Day for a Miracle
A Day for a Miracle
Young and ambitious cardiovascular surgeon and ultra marathon runner from Vienna, Dr. Markus Höchstmann (Ken Duken), landed his first job in a clinic in Klagenfurt in the Austrian province of Kärnten.
The fact that his family stayed in Vienna and Markus keeps commuting back to the capital whenever he can have earned him the reputation of being an arrogant city slicker.
This is why there is little sympathy amongst his colleagues when Markus has to fill in for the senior physician at the weekend to perform surgery on an important local politician, even though it is Markus’s son’s birthday.
But just then, an emergency is rushed in: a drowned four-year-old girl, lifeless, cold, her heart has stopped beating. She had spent 30 minutes under water, too long for her brain to survive without damage.
The consensus of the emergency unit is not to try and resuscitate. Markus disagrees. When the politician’s condition worsens, Markus has to make a decision.
Even though a similar resuscitation has never been accomplished before, Markus decides to do everything, to risk everything, to save the girl’s life. Despite never having performed surgery on a child before, despite the inadequate equipment and against the forceful opinion of his older and more experienced colleagues, Markus keeps fighting for the life of his little patient. With desperate courage and the dogged resilience of an ultra distance runner, he tries to make a miracle happen.
- Win at the International Emmy Award 2013 in the category "TV Movie/Mini-Series" for Sam Davis
- Nomination at the International Emmy Award 2013 in the category "TV Movie/Mini-Series" for Andreas Prochaska
- Win at the German Actor Award 2013 of the BFFS in the category "Best Supporting Actress" for Gerti Drassl
- Nominations at the Grimme Award 2013 in the category "Fiction" for Christoph Silber, Thorsten Wettcke, and Andreas Prochaska
- Wins at the Romy 2012 in the categories "Best Producer TV" for Klaus Graf and Sam Davis
- Wins at the Romy 2012 in the categories "Best Book TV-Film" for Christoph Silber and Thorsten Wettcke
- Wins at the Bavarian Television Award 2012 in the category "Director" for Andreas Prochaska
- Wins at the Günter Rohrbach Film Award 2012 for Gerhard Liebmann and Gerti Drassl
- Nomination at the Prix Europa 2012
- Nomination at the Director's Award Metropolis 2012 of the BVR for Andreas Prochaska
- Nomination at the Television Film Festival Baden-Baden 2012 by ORF for Andreas Prochaska
- Nomination at the Producer Award of the Hamburg Film Festival 2011 in the section "16:9"
Daniel Blum (ZDF)
Dr. Klaus Lintschinger (ORF)
Sabine Weber (ORF)
Broadcast Premiere ZDF
Broadcast Premiere ORF