9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

Médecin de campagne (Irreplaceable) (2018 Feature Film)

SCENES OF SENSES_In rural France family physicians are demigods. But the one in this tragicomedy proves mortal, much to his own surprise. Jean-Pierre would prefer to keep the fact that he has cancer under wraps, because he thinks he’s indispensable. The arrival of a brisk female doctor proves him wrong.

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Place: The Cinemas 3

Date: 11 April 2019

Time: 22:15

Duration: 1:05

Médecin de campagne (Irreplaceable) (2018 Feature Film)

Thomas LILTI | France | 2016 | color | DCP | 102′ | French | e.s.

SCENES OF SENSES_In rural France family physicians are demigods. But the one in this tragicomedy proves mortal, much to his own surprise. Jean-Pierre would prefer to keep the fact that he has cancer under wraps, because he thinks he’s indispensable. The arrival of a brisk female doctor proves him wrong.

Old-fashioned family physician Jean-Pierre deftly deals with his adoring patients in a rural French community. He is available 24/7 and the bachelor thinks himself indispensable. Jean-Pierre’s identity has become entirely intertwined with his profession. When a colleague diagnoses that he has cancer, Jean-Pierre decides to tell no one. His doctor is acquainted with his patient’s ways and sends a female doctor to the 50-year old’s practice to help out. Nathalie proves insightful and skilled enough to win over the locals. In the meantime, Jean-Pierre keeps pretending to be healthy, but cannot escape reality.

Médecin de campagne (2016) was a box office smash in France. Because he also works as a family physician, scriptwriter and director Thomas Lilti knows the ins and outs of the medical fraternity like no other. It’s against this background that he beautifully portrays the utterly human experiences of the collaborating rural doctors and their patients in this tragicomedy.

Place: The Cinemas 4

Date: 13 April 2018

Time: 18:45

Duration: 1:09

Place: The Cinemas 4

Date: 14 April 2018

Time: 13:15

Duration: 1:09

Place: The Cinemas 4

Date: 15 April 2018

Time: 21:15

Duration: 1:09

Year in
Festival

2018

Director

Thomas LILTI

Camera

Nicolas Gaurin

Cast

François Cluzet
Marianne Denicourt
Isabelle Sadoyan
Félix Moati
Christophe Odent
Patrick Descamps
Guy Faucher

Country

France

Editor

Christel Dewynter

Language

French

Length

102′

Music

Alexandre Lier
Sylvain Ohrel
Nicolas Weil

Producer

Agnès Vallée
Emmanuel Barraux

Production Company

31 Juin Films
Les Films du Parc

Production Design

Philippe van Herwijnen

Sales

Le Pacte

Sound Design

François Guillaume

Year of Production

2016

Thomas LILTI (1976, Frankrijk) combineert zijn beroep als huisarts al jaren met het schrijven van scenario’s en het regisseren van speelfilms. In zijn drama’s over artsen, zoals Hippocrate (2014) en Médecin de campagne (2016), komt zijn medische kennis goed van pas

 

Filmography

Quelques heures en hiver (1999, short), Après l’enfance (2002, short), Roue libre (2003, short), Les yeux bandés (2007), Hippocrate/Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor (2014), Médecin de campagne/Irreplaceable (2016)