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MÉDECIN DE NUIT
(THE NIGHT DOCTOR)

by Élie Wajeman
2021 | 82 min

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Thriller, drama | France | French (English subtitles)

Cast: Vincent Macaigne, Sara Giraudeau, Pio Marmaï, Sarah Le Picard, Florence Janas, Lou Lampros, Ernst Umhauer

CANADIAN PREMIERE

Mikael is a doctor on night call. It’s a vocation. Between two patient visits in slum areas, he cares for those whom no one else wants to see: the drug addicts, the homeless… He rubs shoulders with destitution. His life is in shambles. Especially when it comes to his pharmacist cousin who makes him write false prescriptions for Subutex. Overnight, he decides to get out of drug trafficking and rebuild his life. But there will be a heavy price to pay.

Psychological tension

FESTIVALS:  

  • Male Performance Award, Grand Prix Cinéma Elle (France 2020)

  • Rendez-vous with New French Cinema in Rome (2021)

  • Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris (2021)

  • Cannes International Film Festival (2020)

FILM REVIEWS:  

 

The Night Doctor plunges us into an anxiety-inducing nocturnal journey during which Mikael’s naive kindness and ethics will lead him into various dangers. The writing of Agnès Feuvre and Elie Wajeman gives an excellent rhythm to the film and presents complex and well worked characters.

— Battle Royale With Cheese 

 

A film noir, harsh and tense, carried by an imperial Vincent Macaigne.

— Les Échos

 

As a damaged hero, Macaigne, darker, more violent, tougher than usual, gives this Élie Wajeman film a formidable roughness.

— Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace

 

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