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La donation (2009)

G | | Drama | 1 January 2010 (USA)
Dr. Rainville, an aging country doctor with a deep attachment to his patients, is about to retire and is looking for a successor. Jeanne Dion, an emergency room doctor from Montreal, agrees... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Annie Ayotte Annie Ayotte ... Infirmière soins intensifs
Lucille Baril Lucille Baril ... Mme Dupont
Mélanie Bastien-Ouimet Mélanie Bastien-Ouimet ... Jeune femme trisomique
Luce Beaulé Luce Beaulé ... Jeune mère accidentée
Yves Bernard Yves Bernard ... Ambulancier #2
Pascal Binette Pascal Binette ... Frère de Manon
Jean Boilard Jean Boilard ... Thomas Rainville
Madeleine Bordeleau Madeleine Bordeleau ... Mme Perron
Lucie Bourget Lucie Bourget ... Infirmière défibrillation
Odette Caron Odette Caron ... Infirmière de Manon
Alexandre Castonguay Alexandre Castonguay ... Jeune secouriste
Marie-Soleil Corbin-Allyson Marie-Soleil Corbin-Allyson ... Corinne
Jacqueline Coulombe Jacqueline Coulombe ... Mme Giroux
Angèle Coutu ... Soeur Gaétane Rainville
Annick Côté Annick Côté ... Infirmière urgence
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Dr. Rainville, an aging country doctor with a deep attachment to his patients, is about to retire and is looking for a successor. Jeanne Dion, an emergency room doctor from Montreal, agrees to go to Normétal to replace him for a few weeks, with no plans for an extended stay. When Dr. Rainville suddenly dies, Jeanne must decide if she'll take over the job, and its inherent responsibilities, for the long-term. Written by Anonymous

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French | English

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1 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legacy See more »

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Abitibi, Québec, Canada See more »

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CAD 4,200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Quiet and Beautiful
26 January 2011 | by CindyCindyCindySee all my reviews

A very unassuming, quiet work of art. Absolutely gorgeous. The "new" doctor shows little emotion in her face, but you very vividly feel the emotion you know she is feeling inside.

The "old" doctor shows his feelings more readily, but only because he has grown to call the small town home.

A very beautiful glimpse into two beings as they ingest and feel their way through. The flow is slow, deliberate, and effortless.

Without spoilers, I did find one thing troubling. The "new" doctor's interactions and point of view, in relation to the father who "skipped town" seemed quite out of character for someone who is trained in Psychology as part of their medical training. Lower forms obviously would take her view, but for the doctor to do it, seemed completely out of character for a mature, educated woman. I found myself wincing, "what...?"


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