Dr. Knock » Riverside Parramatta
Dr. Knock

Riverside Archives

This event has occurred in the past

Dr. Knock


Raffertys Theatre


23 June - 24 June 2018

Event Type

Cinema Screening

Starring Omar Sy

Omar Sy (Intouchables, Monsieur Chocolat, Jurassic World) headlines the latest adaptation of Jules Romains classic satirical 1923 play, Knock ou le Triomphe de la médecine.

France, 1950. Dr. Knock is a former conman-turned-GP who arrives in the sleepy village of St-Maurice with a plan to make himself rich: persuade healthy people they are ill and simply don’t realise it.

Knock’s strategy is coming together just as planned, until he falls for the beautiful Adèle (Back To Burgundy, Alliance Française French Film Festival 2018). The suspicions of the local priest (Alex Lutz) are raised, and the darker elements of his past inevitably catch up with him and his idyllic new life.

Taking the role made famous on stage and screen by Louis Jouvet, Omar Sy breathes new life into the character of Dr. Knock, adding additional layers of complexity to one of France’s most enduring performance pieces.

Language: French with English subtitles
Classification: PG – Mild themes, violence, coarse language and nudity
Distributor: Umbrella Entertainment

Dates & Times:
Saturday 23 June 2018 at 7pm
Sunday 24 June 2018 at 2pm

Ticket Options

Members Adult $12
Members Concession $9
Members 30 Club $9
Adult $15
Concession $12
F/T Student $12
Transaction fees apply
Screen $1.65


Approximately 1 hour 53 minutes (No interval)

Explore more Riverside shows

The Martin Lysicrates Prize 2018

Students will see the first act of 3 finalist plays presented as dramatic readings by professional actors, after which the winner will be decided on by the students’ votes only.

The Breaker Upperers

In this side-splittingly funny film, NZ directors Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami star as best friends who run an unconventional business breaking up couples for cash.


Adam Swanson performs the very best of Ragtime compositions from well known composers such as Scott Joplin to some very rare never played in Australia tunes.