The Medic (1979 film)

The Medic (French: Le Toubib) is a 1979 French film directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre, adapted from the novel Harmonie ou les horreurs de la guerre by Jean Freustié.

The Medic
Directed byPierre Granier-Deferre
Produced byAlain Delon
Alain Terzian
Written byPierre Granier-Deferre
Jean Freustié
StarringAlain Delon
Véronique Jannot
Music byPhilippe Sarde
Distributed byAdel Productions
Release date
  • 27 October 1979 (1979-10-27)
Running time
90 minutes
West Germany[1]
Budget$3 million[2]
Box office1,713,247 admissions (France)[3]


The film is set during World War Three (portrayed as taking place in 1983) as battles take place between Eastern and Western forces. Behind the battle lines, in a medical unit, a surgeon falls in love with an idealistic nurse after an initially difficult meeting.



  1. "The Medic / Prelude to Apocalypse". uniFrance Films. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. MOVIES: A TOUGH GUY GOES SOFT ON HOLLYWOOD Mann, Roderick. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 25 Feb 1979: l36.
  3. Box office information for film at Box Office Story
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