Synopsis: All the people in this countryside area, can count on Jean-Pierre, the doctor who auscultates them, heals and reassures them day and night, 7 days a week. Now Jean-Pierre is sick, so he sees Natalie, a young doctor, coming from the hospital to assist him. But will she adapt to this new life and be able to replace the man that believed to be irreplaceable?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
102 min


Lie down with your

head here, please.

Don't worry, it won't hurt.


Understand what I just told you?

Left temporal tumor.


Sorry, I wanted to make sure

you understood.

Best-case scenario,

can I make it with chemo?


You'll need a replacement.

Stop work

to stand a chance of beating it.

You have a spot.

Of ink or coffee, here...



Let's get undressed.

We'll take a look at you.

I told you, Mr Gaucher.

You should dress more simply

when I come.

- Hello, doctor.

- Hello.

What happened?

I got stuck

in the cattle locking yoke.

I can't bend my hand.

Turn the TV down.

Whose are the blue

and red trainers?


Is he here?

I can get him.

Now the other.

All right.

Something wrong?

No, nothing serious.

I'd just like him to have

a lumbar x-ray.

There may be a slight imbalance.

My trousers too?

Don't piss me off!

Get lost!

300 liters.

Let me see...

- They billed you for 500.

- I know!

Does your gauge work?

I've no idea.

Your dad always checked

by putting

a stick in the tank.

Where's the stick?

Your tank's full

to the brim, Mum.

It's the gauge

that's not working.

I know, I'm late.


You need to realize you'll be

living on 720 euros a month.

- How much is your rent?

- 455 euros.

- How'll you manage?

- No idea.

You won't have much left over.

Your employer may

be able to help.

You're entitled to wage benefit.

I'm making no promises...

I'll write a letter

for the local social worker.

All right.

The lady's name is...





Mrs Lebreton.

You'll recognize the letters?

No drawer sign...

That doesn't hurt.

That's it, right there.

The interior meniscus.

That's good.

Two more centimetres.

You're straightening up,

gaining confidence.


Stop or I'll start blubbing

like last week.

Don't worry, I have

plenty of tissues.

Undress so I can examine you.

We're going to make it.

When you're in the

midst of a depression

and you think you're worthless,

it's tough.

You're doing well.

You have projects,

your driving test...

You're looking to the future.

The pills won't cure you.

I know who'll pull you through.

You will.

Thank you, doctor.

Good bye.

Excuse me...

I'm Nathalie Delezia.

Come in.

Have a seat.

Good evening.

Let's hurry. It's 8:30 and

I just refused someone.

So, what's the problem?

Dr Nors didn't let you know?

He said you need someone

to work with you.

- You're a doctor?

- Yes.

Ever worked in a

country practice?


- In town?

- At a hospital.

You've never done a replacement?

I just graduated.

Medicine is long, but you

must have redone a few years.

I started late.

I was a nurse for ten years.


After my thesis,

I worked at the Mantes ER

in the meantime.

In the meantime?

Before moving to the country.

Hospital's not my thing.

Nores told you I needed someone?

Did he say anything else?


I know the area. I spent holidays

at my father's place in Thorigny.

Working here and spending

holidays isn't the same thing.

It's not?

You're an idealist, hmm?

If you say so.

Country doctor

isn't a trade you can learn.

I'm here because of a headache.

The pain began two weeks ago.

I can't remember how.

Fairly suddenly, I think.

But in the evening, I'd...

Is the pain there all day?

- The morning mostly.

- On waking.

My head aches when

I get up but...

So mostly on waking.

Is the pain on one side?

Front or back?

It depends.

It's usually at the front but...

At the front then.

Mostly at the front.

All right.

I'll examine you.

You're doing both

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Thomas Lilti

Thomas Lilti (born 30 May 1976) is a French screenwriter and film director. more…

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