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HIPPOCRATES – Diary of a French Doctor (France)

July 18, 2015 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am


Closing night of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week, Hippocrates, Diary of a French Doctor is a darkly comic portrait of a Paris hospital as seen through the eyes of a young intern, Benjamin, played by Vincent Lacoste (Eden), who begins his internship at the hospital ward run by his father.  Confident and determined that he will quickly become a successful doctor, Vincent soon realizes that the reality of the medical world is a lot grimmer than what he had imagined.  He is also overshadowed by his co-junior partner Abdel, a foreign doctor, played by Reda Kateb (Lost RiverZero Dark Thirty) who’s obviously more competent than he is but who’s forced to work as an intern because of his immigrant status.  When Vincent makes a medical error, his father quickly covers it up but Abdel is not fooled…

A charming counterpoint to shows like Greys Anatomy and HouseHippocrates, Diary of a French Doctor is framed as a rite of passage set against a social backdrop and offers an ultra-realistic vision of the French public medical system.  Helmed by Thomas Lilti, an M.D. himself, the film was a box-office hit in its native France, earned Reda Kateb a Cesar for best supporting actor, and is currently touring US festivals such as Rendez Vous With French Cinema in New York and COLCOA in Los Angeles.

Opened in New York June 19, 2015
Writers:  Pierre Chosson, Baya Kasmi
Director:  Thomas Lilti
Running Time:  102 minutes
Genre:  Drama
Distributor:  Distrib Films US
Country:  France
Language:  French w|English subtitles
Rating:  N|R
Starring:  Vincent Lacoste, Jacques Gamblin, Reda Kateb, Marianne Dennicourt

FESTIVALS:  France: Cannes Film Festival, Champs-Elysées Film Festival, Paris Cinéma, Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême, Gindou Film Festival; Switzerland, Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie de Bienne; Australia, Canberra International Film Festival; Turkey, Istanbul Film Festival; China, Beijing International Film Festival; USA, Philadelphia International Film Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival, NC; Philippines, French Film Festival

AWARDS:  César Awards France, Best Supporting Actor, Reda Kateb

“A scathing yet touching social dramedy that depicts the sketchy underside of a French public hospital“ … The Bottom Line

Official website w/Trailer: http://www.distribfilmsus.com/our-movies/hippocrates-comingsoon/


July 18, 2015
9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
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Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States


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