In French / English subtitles
For audicences aged 7 and above
Hippocrates is an engaging coming-of-age drama centring on the problems within public medicine in France as budget cuts bite, with a personable protagonist in the form of Lacoste and a standout performance from Kateb.
Rebecca Naughten / Eye for Film
...the film takes the route of a fiction at its relatively simple and quasi-comical beginning, about the first steps of a young doctor, before gradually revealing its true nature by subtly portraying rather burning issues like the debate on euthanasia, professional vocation, the approach to suffering, therapeutic intervention, medical errors and even the issue of experienced foreign doctors acting as interns.
Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa
Director: Thomas Lilti
Screenplay: Baya Kasmi, Thomas Lilti, Pierre Chosson, Julien Lilti
Cast: Vincent Lacoste, Reda Kateb, Félix Moati, Jacques Gamblin, Marianne Denicourt
Production: Agnes Vallee, Emmanuel Barraux / 31 Juin Films, France 2 Cinéma
Print: Institut français