Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Renault Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Renault
"OMAR SY IS PERFECTLY CAST IN A ROLE WORTHY OF HIS TALENTS." - SCREEN DAILY
Film Category
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIÈRE
  • DR. KNOCK
  • DR. KNOCK
  • DR. KNOCK
  • DR. KNOCK
  • DR. KNOCK
  • DR. KNOCK
  • DR. KNOCK
  • DR. KNOCK
  • DR. KNOCK
  • DR. KNOCK
  • DR. KNOCK
  • DR. KNOCK
  • DR. KNOCK

DR. KNOCK

 KNOCK

FRANCE • COMEDY, DRAMA • 113 MINS • 2017 • PG
Directed by: LORRAINE LÉVY
Starring: Omar Sy, Ana Girardot, Alex Lutz, Pascal Elbé
Lorraine Lévy takes Jules Romains’ much-loved satirical play from 1923, Knock ou le Triomphe de la médecine, and turns it on its head (racially and generationally) by presenting Dr.Knock in a different manner to the traditionally older, white gent.

This time, set in country 1950s France, Dr. Knock (Omar Sy; Monsieur Chocolat, AF FFF2017) is a former conman-turned-GP who arrives in the sleepy village of St-Maurice with a plan to make himself rich: persuade healthy people they are ill and simply don't realise it.

Knock’s strategy is coming together just as planned, until he falls for the beautiful Adèle (Ana Girardot, True Friends, AFFFF2014 and Back To Burgundy in this year’s Festival). The suspicions of the local priest (Alex Lutz) are raised, and the darker elements of his past inevitably catch up with him and his idyllic new life.

Taking the role made famous on stage and screen by Louis Jouvet, Omar Sy breathes new life into the character of Dr.Knock, adding additional layers of complexity to one of France’s most enduring performance pieces.

French with English subtitles

 

Sessions


      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A


BUY 2:15 PMWednesday 28 February Palace Central
BUY 1:45 PMThursday 1 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:15 PMThursday 1 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 3:50 PMFriday 2 March Palace Central
BUY 3:20 PMSaturday 3 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 3:45 PMSaturday 3 March Palace Verona
BUY 9:10 PMSunday 4 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 3:45 PMMonday 5 March Palace Verona
BUY 9:10 PMTuesday 6 March Palace Central
BUY 3:40 PMWednesday 7 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:30 PMThursday 8 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 9:00 PMFriday 9 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 4:20 PMMonday 12 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 1:45 PMWednesday 14 March Palace Verona
BUY 4:00 PMThursday 15 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 2:00 PMFriday 16 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 3:40 PMSunday 18 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 7:00 PMSunday 18 March Palace Central
BUY 9:00 PMSunday 18 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:00 PMMonday 19 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:30 PMTuesday 20 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 9:30 PMWednesday 21 March Palace Central
BUY 8:15 PMFriday 23 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 11:50 AMSaturday 24 March Palace Central
BUY 1:00 PMSaturday 24 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 11:20 AMSunday 25 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:30 PMSaturday 3 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 4:00 PMSunday 4 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 9:00 PMWednesday 7 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 9:00 PMThursday 8 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 4:00 PMSaturday 10 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 8:50 PMSunday 11 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 6:00 PMMonday 12 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 2:00 PMWednesday 14 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 6:30 PMWednesday 14 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 4:00 PMThursday 15 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 4:00 PMFriday 16 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 9:00 PMFriday 16 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 4:00 PMSaturday 17 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 6:45 PMSunday 18 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 2:10 PMMonday 19 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 9:00 PMMonday 19 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 4:00 PMTuesday 20 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 6:30 PMWednesday 21 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 1:20 PMSaturday 24 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 2:00 PMSunday 25 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 1:10 PMMonday 26 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 3:50 PMFriday 2 March Electric
BUY 8:50 PMTuesday 6 March Electric
BUY 3:45 PMSaturday 10 March Electric
BUY 1:20 PMWednesday 14 March Electric
BUY 6:45 PMSunday 18 March Electric
BUY 6:15 PMWednesday 21 March Electric
BUY 1:20 PMSaturday 24 March Electric
BUY 3:40 PMSaturday 10 March Palace Barracks
BUY 8:30 PMThursday 15 March Palace Centro
BUY 3:50 PMSaturday 17 March Palace Barracks
BUY 2:00 PMWednesday 21 March Palace Barracks
BUY 4:00 PMThursday 22 March Palace Centro
BUY 9:00 PMSunday 25 March Palace Barracks
BUY 6:30 PMTuesday 27 March Palace Centro
BUY 1:00 PMSaturday 31 March Palace Centro
BUY 1:40 PMSunday 1 April Palace Barracks
BUY 8:45 PMTuesday 27 March Palace Nova Prospect
BUY 6:00 PMFriday 30 March Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 12:30 PMMonday 2 April Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 3:45 PMFriday 6 April Palace Nova Prospect
BUY 6:30 PMSunday 8 April Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 8:10 PMThursday 12 April Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 1:20 PMSaturday 14 April Palace Nova Prospect
 11:00 AMThursday 15 March Windsor
 11:00 AMMonday 19 March Cinema Paradiso
 8:30 PMTuesday 20 March Cinema Paradiso
 6:30 PMWednesday 21 March Luna on SX
 11:00 AMSaturday 24 March Cinema Paradiso
 11:00 AMWednesday 28 March Luna on SX
 6:45 PMThursday 29 March Windsor
 1:30 PMFriday 30 March Cinema Paradiso
 11:00 AMSunday 1 April Windsor
 11:00 AMMonday 2 April Luna on SX
 4:00 PMTuesday 3 April Cinema Paradiso

Not showing in Hobart.

Not showing in Casula.

Not showing in Parramatta.

 

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