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by Benoît Lange, Pierre-Antoine Hiroz


Surrounded by books, Jack Preger leads an ascetic life in a room on the roof of his school. This tireless doctor has roamed the slums of Calcutta for 35 years. Through his perseverance and radical life choice, he initiated a movement that has become global: street medicine. At 83 years of age, he has accepted for the first time to speak in front of a camera, thus opening the personal book of his exceptional life, that of a secular saint.

international title: Doctor Jack
original title: Docteur Jack
country: Switzerland, France
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Benoît Lange, Pierre-Antoine Hiroz
film run: 83'
screenplay: Benoît Lange, Claude Muret
cinematography by: Camille Cottagnoud
film editing: Mike Fromentin, Thomas Queille
music: François Bernheim, Kevin Queille
producer: David Rihs, Frédéric Ansart de Lessan, Benoît Lange
production: Point Prod, Episode 4, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, Dr Jack Production (Fondation Calcutta Espoir)
distributor: Adok Films