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The Freshmen (2018)

Director Thomas Lilti (Hippocrates, The Country Doctor) once again shows his knack for crafting intelligent comedies about the medical field with The Freshmen, focusing on the fierce competition of the first year of medical school.

The Freshmen follows Antoine (Vincent Lacoste, Sorry Angel) who is about to start his first year of medical school (for the third time) and fresh out of high school Benjamin (William Lebghil, All About Yves), quickly realizes medical school won’t be a walk in the park. With nights dedicated to hard studying instead of hard partying, the two freshmen will have to adapt and find a middle ground between despair for the present and hope for the future.

Film by the Sea International Film Festival 2018 – Nominee TV5Monde Price

Club Média Ciné 2019 – Winner Breakthrough Actor (William Lebghil)

César Awards 2019 – Nominee Most Promising Actor

Lumiere Awards 2019 – Nominee Best Screenplay and Most Promising Actor (William Lebghil)

“The film’s heat beats through its central, intense, and fragile relationship between two ambitious young men.” – Chicago Reader
“A beautiful story of friendship” – Cineuropa
“Lacoste and Lebghil have low-key but always believable chemistry” – The Hollywood Reporter

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