Dr. Lucille

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  • NR
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.0  (116)

As a promising new doctor fresh out of medical school, Lucille Teasdale (Marina Orsini) has always been driven by the desire to help those in need. Starting off as a volunteer in Ethiopia, she quickly becomes the only surgeon in a hospital set in the midst of a war zone, with limited resources and staff. Despite the chaos around her, Dr. Lucille's unwavering spirit and determination gives hope to those who have suffered from the never-ending conflict.

As the hospital's only surgeon, Dr. Lucille is forced to perform life-saving surgeries in desperate conditions, using what limited resources she has at hand. She is aided by her husband, Italian doctor Pietro Annigoni (Massimo Ghini), who shares her zeal to save lives even under the most unimaginable circumstances. Together, they work tirelessly to ensure that every patient receives the best care possible.

But the obstacles they face are severe and ongoing. From limited supplies, to frequent power outages, and lack of equipment, Dr. Lucille and Pietro must constantly come up with innovative solutions in order to keep their patients alive. They are joined by a team of remarkable individuals, including Dr. Catherine Hamlin (played by Sophie Lorain), an obstetrician who specializes in treating women suffering from vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) resulting from prolonged labor.

As the war rages on, the hospital is often targeted by both sides of the conflict, leaving Dr. Lucille and her team in constant danger. But amidst the destruction, she remains steadfast in her work, driven by a passion to help those in need.

Meanwhile, as her work in Ethiopia captures global attention, Dr. Lucille is invited to a medical conference in the United States to present her findings on VVF treatment. Here, she comes under the spotlight, attracting admiration and recognition from her peers, but also the scrutiny of the press. She faces criticism for bringing her young children to the war zone, and the ethics of her work is questioned.

Throughout it all, Dr. Lucille remains undeterred, her commitment and selflessness inspiring those around her. It is only when tragedy strikes that the full scope of her work is truly revealed, and the world comes to understand the true measure of her impact.

Dr. Lucille is a moving testament to the power of compassion and the human spirit. Through the character of Dr. Lucille Teasdale, the film explores themes of sacrifice, courage, and perseverance in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. The performances of Marina Orsini, Massimo Ghini, and Louis Gossett Jr. are all remarkable in this touching and inspiring true story.

Dr. Lucille is a 2004 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    6.0  (116)