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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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In the midst of disease, revolution, war and bloodshed, Dr. Lucille and the others working at St. Mary’s Hospital in Uganda are faced with a steady stream of wounded. Graphic surgical procedures and bloody war injuries are depicted throughout the movie. Themes include death, references to torture, and moments of peril. Passionate kisses between the married couple are shown. Topless women in native costumes are present in some scenes. Dr. Lucille is a smoker and is often seen with cigarettes. Alcohol is consumed in pubs, bars and at social occasions.

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