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Le pharmacien de garde (2003)

An ecological pharmacist uses ancient Celtic techniques to murder industrial magnates whose practices harm the planet.

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Yan Lazarrec
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Maurice Battistoni
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Erwan Le Floch (as Alain Mac-Moy)
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Alice Mortensen
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In appearance, Yan Lazarrec is a peaceful for man. An ecological pharmacist, he relieves humanity with his potions and fights to protect it in the long haul against the polluters who are destroying it. François Barrier, a staunch environmentalist, but a cop above anything else, is investigating a series of murders. The two men meet and become friends at an ecological conference. They don't yet know they'll become enemies. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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15 January 2003 (France)  »

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€5,500,000 (estimated)

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$774,675 (Europe) (17 January 2003)
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("Ma Maîtresse Est Morte" Pierre Fer / traditionnal)
Performed by Erik Marchand & le Taraf de Caransebes
Courtesy of Naïve
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A stylish thriller and I only had to look away twice
17 August 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This film is about a pharmacist who is intent on saving the earth. The way he goes about it is by murdering people he thinks are not ecologically sound. One example is the CEO of a cosmetics company.

The pharmacist (played by the very sexy Swiss actor Vincent Perez) befriends a disillusioned cop(played by Guillaume Depardieu, son of Gerard). To say any more about the plot will be wrong but this film was so much more enjoyable than I expected it to be. When I first got the film (from our French rental club) I checked the rating on here and was very disappointed when I saw a rating of less than 5. I put it into the machine with an attitude of 'oh well, let's see how the first ten minutes are'. I was so overjoyed to find that it was a stylish, fast-moving film about murder, intrigue, love and betrayal that begins in Paris and ends up in the countryside of Brittany, where the pharmacist's farmhouse retreat is based.

If you like sophisticatedEuropean films, you'll enjoy this. If Beverley Hills Cop is your particular genre, don't bother getting this film.


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