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Year of the French

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A calendar of French life in 12 film portraits
The Spa Doctor
The month: June The man:
Jean-Louis Bourdier
The place: Vichy
In a country of rich food and liver complaints, spas are big business. Dr Jean-Louis Bourdier specialises in the cure of Vichy water. During the summer season patients flock to his surgery in search of the mud, massage and water treatments of this elegant spa.
Dr Bourdier is a busy man, but still finds time for his family, his golf and his Jaguar. As a town councillor, he attends the annual ceremony honouring de Gaulle's fight for a free France - significant for those who recall the wartime ' Vichy regime '.
Film cameraman IAN STONE
Sound recordist SIMON WILSON Film editor CHARLES DAVIES
Series editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF Producer JUDI CONNER

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Stone
Unknown: Simon Wilson
Editor: Charles Davies
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff
Producer: Judi Conner

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