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Donation (2008)

Donation (2008)





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A doctor looking for new meaning in her life tries practicing a different kind of medicine in this drama from writer and director Bernard Emond. Dr. Yves Rainville (Jacques Godin) has been a general practitioner in Normétal, a small town in Quebec, for four decades; he's watched a generation of patients grow up as the town has gone into a long economic decline as the local mining business has dried up. Rainville's health is not what it once was, and he's begun looking for an assistant and possible replacement; Dr. Jeanne Dion (Élise Guilbault) has grown tired of working in a big-city hospital, so she answers an ad Rainville has placed in a medical journal. Dion quickly finds that she must deal with the emotional concerns of her clients in a way she's not accustomed to, and is drawn into the lives of a broad range of people, from a teenage girl struggling with an unexpected pregnancy to a wealthy eccentric who prefers not to leave his home. As Dion becomes familiar with the lives of the people of Normétal, Rainville wants to find a way to thank them for all they've done for him. La Donation (aka The Legacy) was the final film in a trilogy from director Emond, following 2005's La Neuvaine (aka The Novena) and 2007's Contre Toute Espererance (aka Summit Circle). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Elise Guilbault
as Dr. Jeanne Dion
Jacques Godin
as Dr. Yves Rainville
Eric Hoziel
as Pierre Grégoire
Francoise Graton
as Madame Laplante
Angèle Coutu
as Sister Gaétane Rainville

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