Dr. Knock / Knock


Violence, sexual references, coarse language & nudity

Director: Lorraine Lévy
Cast: Omar Sy, Alex Lutz, Ana Girardot, Sabine Azéma, Pascal Elbé, Audrey Dana, Michel Vuillermoz, Hélène Vincent, Rufus
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2016
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 113 min

“[Omar] Sy is perfectly cast in a role worthy of his talents.” ScreenDaily

Synopsis

Knock is a retired crook who learnt the skills of the medical profession in rather particular circumstances ‘on the job’ on board a ship. After some years ‘in training’, he takes up a post as a doctor in the small village of Saint-Maurice in the French Alps. Knock is determined to boost his earnings and introduces free consultations which soon bring even the lowliest inhabitants to his door. The master of manipulation and seduction expertly convinces supposedly healthy villagers that they are in fact suffering from a fake illness. But when a figure from Knock’s shady past comes back to collect his debt, his scam begins to unravel.

Star of The Intouchables and Monsieur Chocolat (2017 AFFFF), Omar Sy returns in an enthralling adaptation of Jules Romains’ 1923 satiric play Knock ou le Triomphe de la médecine. Sy brings his natural on-screen charisma into the multifaceted titular character, who shakes up quiet village life with a lot of wit, humour and convincing arguments. The villagers as much as the viewers of this charming comedy are drawn into an appealing world of deceit, scheming and new found love.

Trailer

French trailer (no subtitles)

Screenings

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AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS NEWMARKET
Sun 4 March 3:10 pm
Wed 7 March 10:00 am
Tue 13 March 8:30 pm
Sat 17 March 2:10 pm

AUCKLAND – BERKELEY CINEMAS TAKAPUNA
Fri 2 March 7:30 pm  SPECIAL EVENT: Takapuna Turns French
Sat 10 March 1:00 pm
Wed 14 March 12:30 pm
Mon 19 March 8:15 pm

CHRISTCHURCH – HOYTS RICCARTON
Wed 7 March 6:00 pm
Sat 17 March 3:55 pm
Thu 22 March 3:50 pm

WELLINGTON – EMBASSY THEATRE
Thu 15 March 6:20 pm E
Wed 21 March 1:30 pm D
Wed 28 March 6:05 pm D

NEW PLYMOUTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Thu 15 March 4:00 pm
Tue 20 March 8:25 pm

NELSON – SUTER THEATRE
Sat 17 March 8:15 pm
Thu 22 March 3:30 pm
Mon 26 March 1:40 pm

TIMARU – MOVIE MAX DIGITAL
Fri 16 March 8:30 pm

TAURANGA – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sun 18 March 6:00 pm
Mon 26 March 8:30 pm

HAVELOCK NORTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Fri 23 March 8:30 pm
Thu 29 March 1:15 pm
Mon 2 April 6:00 pm

DUNEDIN – RIALTO CINEMAS
Mon 26 March 8:30 pm
Mon 2 April 4:00 pm

HAMILTON – LIDO CINEMA
Fri 23 March 3:40 pm
Wed 28 March 6:00 pm

ARROWTOWN – DOROTHY BROWNS
Fri 6 April 8:15 pm
Sun 15 April 3:45 pm

PALMERSTON NORTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Fri 6 Apr 6:00 pm
Sat 14 April 4:00 pm

AKAROA CINEMA CINE-CAFE
Fri 6 Apr 3:45 pm
Sat 14 April 6:00 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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