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Irreplaceable (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Médecin de campagne
Directed byThomas Lilti
Written byBaya Kasmi
Thomas Lilti
Produced byEmmanuel Barraux
Agnès Vallée
StarringFrançois Cluzet
Marianne Denicourt
CinematographyNicolas Gaurin
Edited byChristel Dewynter
Music byAlexandre Lier
Sylvain Ohrel
Nicolas Weil
31 Juin Films
Le Pacte
France 2 Cinéma
Distributed byLe Pacte
Release date
  • 23 March 2016 (2016-03-23)
Running time
102 minutes
Budget$5.8 million [1]
Box office$15.1 million[2]

Irreplaceable (original title: Médecin de campagne), released in some countries as The Country Doctor, is a 2016 French dramedy film directed and co-written by Thomas Lilti. It stars François Cluzet and Marianne Denicourt.[3]


Jean-Pierre Werner, a country doctor who has lived his life devoted to his job, finds out he is suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. His doctor advises him to retire and rest. Soon thereafter, a lady doctor from the city arrives to help him with his practice, but the arrangement unsettles Jean-Pierre, who considers himself indispensable.



The film was released in France in 2016.

It was released in Australian cinemas as The Country Doctor in March 2017.[4]


Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
César Awards Best Actor François Cluzet Nominated


  1. ^ http://www.cine-directors.net/popup2016/medecindecampagne.htm
  2. ^ "Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 12 October 2021.
  3. ^ "French Director Thomas Lilti On Le Pacte-Repped 'Irreplaceable'". Variety. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  4. ^ Byrnes, Paul (7 April 2017). "The Country Doctor review: only a real doctor could make a film like this". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 November 2022.

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