Doctor on Call

Category: feature
Director: Guido Chiesa
Country: Italy
Year: 2021
Length: 90'
Production Status: completed


Pierfrancesco is a 65 year old doctor working as a night-shift medical guard. He's a grumpy man, full of aches and pains and very rough with his patients. One night he's involved in a road collision with Mario, a thirty-year-old rider for a food delivery service. Mario is uninjured, but his bicycle is destroyed. The accident also causes Pierfrancesco sciatica to flare up, making it impossible for him to drive. Both of their jobs are in jeopardy, but the doctor has an idea that could help them both: "remotely guided" by Pierfrancesco via wireless headset, Mario will visit his patients, and they'll also carry out Mario's delivery in Pierfrancesco's car. After a whole range of daring (mis)adventures, they will learn to support each other, and the night will end with their lives both changed for the better.

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