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Philip Dupuis (who also directed the movie) plays a middle-aged country doctor. He practices the "old" medicine, where relation to patients and their overall well-being is more important than the most contemporary treatment in a modern dehumanized health industry machine. When he is told he has advanced, perhaps untreatable cancer, he tries to continue his practice despite trips to the city hospital for his chemo sessions. Eventually, he has to give in and allow a help/replacement doctor to take over treating his patients. Sandrine Lopez plays a not-so-young woman MD, who studied medicine after years of nursing and clearly lacks experience as a doctor, and particularly as a country doctor. The clash is both predictable and inevitable. Yet, gradually, the replacement learns to respect her mentor's approach, while he learns to trust her medical judgement and human qualities. The movie is very low key, but the subject, life expectancy vs quality, is very well presented. Dupuis avoids the pitfall of the doctor falling in love with his replacement (a mistake every American movie would have made), but errs on the side of over-optimism and goodie-goodie characterization. Nevertheless, excellent directing and acting and a movie to cherish and talk about. Definitely worth one's time
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