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The Pharmacist (2003)

Le pharmacien de garde (original title)
An ecological pharmacist uses ancient Celtic techniques to murder industrial magnates whose practices harm the planet.


Jean Veber


Jean Veber (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Perez ... Yan Lazarrec
Guillaume Depardieu ... François Barrier
Clara Bellar Clara Bellar ... Mathilde
Laurent Gamelon ... Maurice Battistoni
Pascal Légitimus ... Tony
Alain MacMoy Alain MacMoy ... Erwan Le Floch (as Alain Mac-Moy)
Alice Taglioni ... Christine
Edgar Givry Edgar Givry ... Commissaire Fabri
Mathieu Delarive ... Patrick
Atmen Kelif Atmen Kelif ... Massoud
Rochelle Redfield Rochelle Redfield ... Alice Mortensen
Kad Merad ... Médecin-légiste
Gabrielle Lazure ... Martine
Elea Oberon ... Catherine (as Emma Bering)
Stéphane Boucher Stéphane Boucher ... Commandant Carpeau


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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Marv Eo Ma Mestrez
("Ma Maîtresse Est Morte" Pierre Fer / traditionnal)
Performed by Erik Marchand & le Taraf de Caransebes
Courtesy of Naïve
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A must why not
25 September 2005 | by dolmensniperSee all my reviews

(a Breton (celtic) chemist serial killer with an ecologic leitmotiv makes friend with a young cop - Depardieu son. This later will understand that the one he befriends is the one he is chasing...) Well, when first playing this film I thought it would be one of these french movies whose over-sophistication tries to compensate the scenario's dumbness, and even if the storyline is quite basic I must admit I was wrong. Perez's performance is brilliant, and the global montage gives way in this quite indigent story to some personal interpretation that the fans won't miss. Nothing to do with french independent film, if such a thing exists, but a nonetheless not so bad film that can fit a relax evening meeting with a pizza. Of course serious ecologists will surely get infuriated with the mess that is done with their ideas...

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French | English

Release Date:

15 January 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Aptekarz See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »


Box Office


EUR5,500,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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