The Lost Patient 2022 Movie Review Poster Trailer Online
For three years, Thomas ( Txomin Vergez ) was in a coma. Now that the now 19-year-old is conscious again, the difficult path back to normal begins for him. Not only that his muscles have completely atrophied over time and need to be trained again. He also can’t remember anything that happened before his coma. This could also be due to the tragedy of the events: his parents were killed in an attack at the time, as was his cousin, he himself was seriously injured. His sister, in turn, has since disappeared without a trace. But what was the robbery all about? The psychologist Anna ( Clotilde Hesme ) is supposed to help him answer this question and help him to reconstruct what really happened back then…
And the next case of acute amnesia. In the last few weeks and months there has been a veritable flood of films and series in which the main character is completely without a memory at the beginning of the story and has to try to reconstruct his own past. Who am I? What happened? How did I get here? The questions are often very similar. Ollie’s Odyssey was probably the finest example of a forgotten toy trying to get back to its former owner. However, most of the examples relate to the thriller genre, such as recently Blackout – In the network of the cartel . For those who haven’t had enough of this scenario, there is now a recommended replenishment from France, in the form of the film The Patient Who Comes Uparte is broadcast.
Here again it is the mystery part that is given more emphasis. Instead of sending the protagonist on a big adventure or setting numerous dangerous people on him, the action part is kept to a minimum. For obvious reasons: a young man who is lying in bed and can hardly move is not necessarily predestined to decisively advance the plot. Much of The Patient then also takes place in Thomas’ head, who gradually finds out what happened back then and puts these individual fragments together to form an overall picture. This happens in conversations and memories. However, current visions are also mixed in, in which the boundaries between reality and imagination are sometimes not entirely clear.
At this point, a threat that affects the present comes into play. So Thomas has the feeling that he has been followed by an unknown since he woke up. This creates a lot of tension, all the more so since he cannot counter this danger. Tied to his bed, he is practically helpless at the man’s mercy. At the same time, the audience may also have doubts as to whether this man even exists. The patient leave it open until the end. It is quite possible that the perpetrator from back then is back and wants to prevent the truth from coming to light. Or maybe his head is playing tricks on him, the aftermath of a traumatic event that changed his life forever. The answer to this question is closely linked to what happened that night.
It is undisputed that the film follows a very classic pattern. But it was implemented well. Director and co-writer Christophe Charrier ( Jonas – Do not forget me ), who here the comic Le patient by Timothé Le Boucheradapted, cleverly plays with the set pieces of the genre and keeps the audience in the dark. This is allowed to speculate a lot and tremble at one point or another as to whether the protagonist will make it. As is so often the case in this area, credibility is an issue. Maybe you shouldn’t think too much about everything. On the other hand, the mystery thriller is atmospheric and well acted, and the resolution has it all. If you’re still in the mood for this kind of story, it’s worth tuning in.