DVD: A Young Doctor's Notebook (15)


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"But he looks like a student," moans the midwife about the youthful doctor, Vladimir (Daniel Radcliffe), who has just started at a remote countryside practice in Russia, 1917.

This slight and slightly gory comedy drama, based on a Mikhail Bulgakov short-story collection A Country Doctor's Notebook, has an older Vlad (Jon Hamm, with an English accent) recollecting his early days in medicine. It's a weird blend of David Cronenberg and Carry On Doctor, with melancholy flourishes thrown in too.