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The Country Doctor
A film by Thomas Lilti
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Rolling off Hippocrates, which world premiered at the Cannes' Critics' Week to warm reviews, doctor-turned-filmmaker Thomas Lilti delves once again into the medical world with THE COUNTRY DOCTOR (internationally known as Irreplaceable). The social dramedy stars Francois Cluzet (Intouchables) as Jean-Pierre, a devoted and revered countryside doctor whose life gets rocked by Nathalie, a middle-age woman who has come from the city hospital to earn her chops. Challenging each other with opposite views on medicine, the pair eventually bonds and learns from one another. When Jean-Pierre falls sick, Nathalie comes from the hospital to assist him. But will she manage to adapt to this new life and to replace the man who thought he was... irreplacable?

"The film bristles with humor, mostly drawn from life, and illuminating moments of irony."The Hollywood Reporter

"A good-natured country doctor drama ... Engaging."The Guardian

"A persuasively low-key drama featuring substantial, complex central characters."Observer (UK)

"An affectionate and deeply moving portrait of two people attempting to do right in very different ways."Total Film

"Carefully observed and acutely felt ... A tremendously engaging, old-fashioned drama."The List

"Touching and funny."New Zealand International Film Festival

"Superbly cast and emotionally complex, this is a moving and funny character drama, which will undoubtedly leave you with a joie de vivre."Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

"Persuasively played by fine leads and a well-cast ensemble, this thoughtful treatise captures provincial life and the medical mindset with authenticity and tact."Empire Magazine

2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival
2016 New Zealand International Film Festival
2016 Haifa Film Festival

102 minutes / color
In French with English subtitles
Release: 2017
Copyright: 2016
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Subject areas:
Cancer, Death and Dying, Distrib Films Collection, Doctor, Drama, France, Health, Health Issues, Illness, Narrative

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