The story is set in June 1983. Famous surgeon Jean-Marie Desprée was left by his wife 1 month ago and now he works in a modern movable hospital, where the 3rd world war is taking place.
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Credited cast:
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Jean-Marie Desprée
Véronique Jannot ...
Harmony
Bernard Giraudeau ...
François
Francine Bergé ...
Marcia
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Le patron
Catherine Lachens ...
Zoa
Bernard Le Coq ...
Gérôme
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henri Attal ...
Le soldat du convoi
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L'anesthésiste
Peter Bonke ...
Le capitaine
Sophie Deschamps ...
Une infirmière
Sylvie Herbert ...
Une infirmière
Dominique Lablanche ...
Une infirmière
Bernard Lincot
Sylvie Matton ...
Une infirmière
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The story is set in June 1983. Famous surgeon Jean-Marie Desprée was left by his wife 1 month ago and now he works in a modern movable hospital, where the 3rd world war is taking place.

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27 October 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Medic Le Toubib  »

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One scene is usually cut on TV: Harmony (Véronique Jannot) is holding the hand of an unconscious and seriously wounded soldier. When Dr Desprée (Alain Delon) enters the tent, he bluntly asks her what she is doing. Then he brutally draws back the blanket, and one can see the erect penis of the soldier (quite surprising for a 1979 movie). Then Dr Desprée harshly says: "It's not his hand he wants you to hold!". See more »

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Saw this in 79 when it came out, first French film I ever saw
23 April 2014 | by (Vancouver, BC Canada) – See all my reviews

This was the first all French movie, without subtitles, that I saw. It really inspired me to learn improve my French. Its also the first time I ever saw the main actor (Delain) and so followed his movies after that. It got me thinking (I was only 19 years old at that time) about what life could be like in a modern war, this was before the wars we have had since (Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bosnia, etc.) I have been searching for this movie ever since, hoping that I can see it again to see how I would view it today more than 25 years later and with how the world has changed. As for M. Delain, he seems to have faded out of the movie world as time moves on, but he certainly stayed in my mind as my first French actor that I ever followed.


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