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Knock

2017 1h 53m Comedy List
25% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 41% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Knock, a retired crook-turned-qualified doctor, arrives in the small village of Saint-Maurice to implement a method' that he believes will make him rich: he will persuade the villagers that healthy people are simply people who don't realize they are ill. To do this, he needs to find an illness -- either real or imaginary -- that afflicts each person. But his plans are rattled by two things he had not foreseen: his own romantic feelings and the appearance of a dubious character from his past. Read More Read Less

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David Stratton The Australian Levy's approach is simplistic and sentimental, making it difficult for the fine actors involved (Sabine Azema, Rufus, Ana Girardot) to keep the film's excesses in check. Rated: 2/5 Aug 3, 2018 Full Review Sandra Hall Sydney Morning Herald Doc Martin would be appalled and I wouldn't blame him. Rated: 2.5/5 Aug 2, 2018 Full Review Boyd van Hoeij Hollywood Reporter Levy, who adapted the play herself, has expanded the number of "colorful" supporting roles from the original play, giving each character even less time to develop beyond their bare, two-adjective outlines. Oct 28, 2017 Full Review Julian Wood FILMINK (Australia) ...a passing fever quickly cured and forgotten. Aug 7, 2018 Full Review Fausto Fernandez Fotogramas Set in the 50s... 'Doctor. Knock (Knock)' changes from the original... However, in the end those touches serve more as an excuse for the brilliance of Omar Sy... [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3/5 May 25, 2018 Full Review Francisco Marinero El Mundo (Spain) It seems inevitable that the comedies fall into the temptation of melodrama... [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 2/5 May 25, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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Anne P This movie is from a comedy play written about 100 years ago. The new 2017 movie is well played, the actors are great. The story makes you think about some concepts that are very much current. This Dr really believes that everyone should be able to benefit from medicine (written in 1921). But he also mixes this sentiment with the want and need for a life that is comfortable financially. There is a mix of him really improving people's health, while providing other potentially unnecessary treatments, and making a good living by also making others in the town benefit from this. It is a lighthearted story but with good points for the viewer to think about the balance between medicine for the good of people (while making a living) and using medicine mainly for financial gain. I think in this sense it is really worth it watching it, especially as the actors are wonderfully depicting a French village and it's typical inhabitants. Omar Sy is great and also worth watching in the Lupin series. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/19/23 Full Review carlos t Minha opinião: É o estilo de filme que mais se identifica com Omar, o estilo auto-ajuda, superação, bola para frente e este filme não sai desta proposta. Onde passa em uma cidade da Espanha, onde ele saiu fugido do antigo local onde devia dinheiro e este passado vira assombrar sua vida. Mas quando ele fugia, se fez passar de médico dentro de uma navio. E assim que chega nesta nova cidade ele exerce como médico e se torna bem sucedido e revoluciona a saúde de toda a cidade. Porém ele é perseguido pelo padre da cidade que tem inveja dele e começa a persegui-lo e os antigos fantasmas também surge para estorqui-lo. E todo este processo ele se apaixona por uma mulher que fica com tuberculose e acaba morrendo. O padre desmascara ele, mas a cidade apoia Omar e assim termina. A grande moral do filme é Omar recupera a alta estima de todos da cidade ajuda a liberta as pessoas dos vícios e ter uma vida mais saudável. Roteiro: boa Vale apena assistir? Sim Nota: 7 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Good movie, great story. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Knock, a retired crook-turned-qualified doctor, arrives in the small village of Saint-Maurice to implement a method' that he believes will make him rich: he will persuade the villagers that healthy people are simply people who don't realize they are ill. To do this, he needs to find an illness -- either real or imaginary -- that afflicts each person. But his plans are rattled by two things he had not foreseen: his own romantic feelings and the appearance of a dubious character from his past.
Director
Lorraine Levy
Producer
Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier
Screenwriter
Lorraine Levy
Production Co
France 3 Cinéma, Mars Films, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, BE TV, Moana Films, VOO, Curiosa Films, Versus Production, France 2 Cinéma
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
French (France)
Runtime
1h 53m