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The Good Doctor

Year: 2011
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 90 minutes

With an unexpected and riveting performance from Orlando Bloom, THE GOOD DOCTOR introduces us to Dr. Martin Blake, a first-year medical student who's been desperate for respect his whole life. When he meets the angelic, blonde Diane—a flirtatious teenage patient being treated in his hospital for a kidney infection—Martin's ego is salaciously satisfied. But as Diane's illness fades and the threat of her leaving the hospital looms, the real Dr. Blake emerges. Masked by good manners, Martin's deceptive and psychopathic dark side brings with it homicidal tendencies, and his obsession with Diane drives him to depraved depths to make her a permanent patient of his hospital. Cunningly pernicious he keeps most fooled, until the suspicions of orderlies and nurses alike threaten to expose his criminal ways, ultimately spiraling him into a frantic panic. A thrilling psychosexual drama, THE GOOD DOCTOR portrays the warped reality of a dangerous, narcissistic man trapped inside his own head. –M.M.

CIFF36 Screenings

Friday, March 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Screenplay
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Director
Lance Daly

Irish filmmaker Lance Daly's previous work has included theater, music videos, documentaries, and editing. Turning his focus primarily to directing and writing, he has made a number of award-winning films.

Filmography
"Last Days in Dublin" (2001), "The Halo Effect" (2004), "Kisses" (2008), THE GOOD DOCTOR (2011)

Producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Cinematography
Mathieu Vadepied

Editing
Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Film Contact

This film is presented with the generous support of ART and CAROL ANTON.

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