MEDECIN DE NUIT
THE NIGHT DOCTOR
Elie Wajeman's third film draws viewers to a back-seat position as the camera follows a Parisian doctor on call after dark to heal drug addicts on comedowns and lonely souls in the throes of panic attacks. Vincent Macaigne was everywhere this year in the French Selection line-up, and is magnificent as this 'patron saint of the broken', whose break-neck manoeuvres behind the wheel remind us of Harvey Keitel in Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant.
the Selection Committee
Mikaël is a night doctor who treats patients from inner-city neighbourhoods, as well as those nobody else wants to see: drug addicts. His life is a chaotic mess. He is torn between his wife and his mistress, while also being caught up in an attempt to traffic fake prescription drugs with his pharmacist cousin. Mikaël has no other choice: tonight, he has to take his life back into his own hands.
Sarah LE PICARD
Elie WAJEMAN, Agnès FEUVRE
Evgueni GALPERINE, Sacha GALPERINE
Benjamin WEILL, Béatrice HERMINIE