The Legacy (La Donation)
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The Legacy (La Donation)
A dedicated country doctor in the town Normetal, Dr. Rainville, looks for someone to take over his practice. Jeanne Dion, a doctor living in Montreal, replies to his advertisement. She spends a week accompanying him on his home visits, to hospices and hospitals, and observes his close relationships to his patients. In the evenings, he tells her the family histories of his patients. After he goes away, she gets to know the town and its people in whose hard lives the doctor has played a special role.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Like the great French director Robert Bresson, Émond aims for a simplicity of style that records the pedestrian facts of life while suggesting deeper meanings about the human place in the order of things."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"A meditation on charity that is both exhilarating and hopeful."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
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