Matinees ACMI Presents

Dr. Knock

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“Omar Sy is perfectly cast in a role worthy of his talents...a splendid cast of character actors are clearly having a blast”

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Director Lorraine Levy channels the cinema of Ernst Lubitsch, Frank Capra and Jacques Tati in her winning adaptation of Jules Romain’s mordantly funny play, written and performed on the Paris stage for the first time in the early 1920s. Updated to the early '50s, French superstar Omar Sy (Monsieur Chocolat) plays the titular Dr. Knock, a small-town medic whose ebullient charm conceals a painful past. Ana Girardot (Back to Burgundy) and Sabine Azema (A Sunday in the Country) feature in a talented supporting cast.