Intensive Life Unit

The director Adéla Komrzý opens up socially taboo topics about the approach to dying in an empathetic documentary about palliative care and its functioning in the Czech Republic.

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Thanks to modern medicine and technological advances, we can keep a patient alive almost indefinitely. When is it possible to stop? This is the question asked by filmmaker Adéla Komrzý, who spent three years documenting the Palliative Care Unit at the VFN in Prague. The focus of the palliators' attention is the person, they communicate with each patient and try to help them decide what is actually good for them in the context of artificial life prolongation. The film is accompanied by the pioneers of Czech palliative care, Kateřina Rusinová and Ondřej Kopecký, who in the film approach the main question of palliative medicine: how to live a good life with illness?

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Original Title:

Jednotka intenzivního života

Direction:

Adéla Komrzý

Duration:

72 mins

Year:

2021

Audio:

Czech

Country:

Czechia

Producer:

Pavla Janoušková Kubečková

Production:

Nutprodukce, FAMU, Česká televize

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