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The Country Doctor

A graying rural doctor who still makes house calls (Fran├žois Cluzet of Tell No One) learns that he has cancer and reluctantly agrees to surrender his rounds to another physician while he undergoes chemotherapy; his replacement (Marianne Denicourt) is an attractive middle-aged woman with long experience as a nurse but little regard for her patients as people. Director-cowriter Thomas Lilti, a doctor himself, brings a store of medical wisdom to the drama ("Ninety percent of the diagnosis is provided by the patient," the ailing doctor tells his replacement, admonishing her to listen instead of talk). But that professional insight was exploited more profitably in his breakthrough feature, the biting Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor (2014), than in this sensitive, faintly smarmy romance. Also known as Irreplaceable. In French with subtitles.


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