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Still shot from the movie: Dr. Lucille.

Dr. Lucille

Based on a true story, Dr. Lucille is a dramatized telling of the life work of Lucille Teasdale (Marina Orsini) and her husband Dr. Piero Corti (Massimo Ghini), who dedicate their lives to care of the poor and impoverished of Uganda. The strength of their commitment is tested as the African country is plunged into war and the rule of dictator Idi Amin (played by Makalo Mofokeng). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 93
Theater Release:
Video Release: 18 Jul 2006
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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With similar motives to Dr. Lucille, a young Catholic nun gives her all to help the poor and destitute in India. Her life story has been captured in the movie Mother Teresa. The atrocities committed in another African country are depicted in the gripping film, Hotel Rwanda.

Home Video Extra Features

Releasing to DVD on the 10th anniversary of her death, Dr. Lucille pays tribute to the accomplishments of this dedicated surgeon. Included on the disc are: In Search of Lucille Teasdale (a documentary about her life), A Dream Come True (an interview with the film’s producer Francine Allaire and star Marina Orsini), a making-of featurette, and an overview of the St. Mary’s Lacor Hospital and the Lucille Teasdale & Piero Corti Foundation Mission. The documentary contains actual photos and footage of the amazing husband and wife team (as well as some with graphic surgical procedures and bloody injuries), with comments from Dr. Corti, the couple’s daughter Dominique and many of the people who have served at the St. Mary’s Hospital. Audio tracks are available in English (2.0 Dolby Stereo) and French.

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