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'Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor': EW review

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Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
102 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/19/15
performer:
Vincent Lacoste, Jacques Gamblin, Reda Kateb
director:
Thomas Lilti
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

Thomas Lilti’s Cesar-winning French drama about an underfunded Paris hospital is a sobering look at the bureaucratic trials and life-and-death decisions rookie doctors face on their daily rounds. Inexperienced and running on little sleep, first-year intern Benjamin (Vincent Lacoste) makes for a spoiled but sympathetic character. But it’s his fellow intern Abdel (Reda Kateb) who gives the film compassion and humanity as an Algerian doctor battling casual racism as he fights to care for his patients. A– 

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