Patient No. 1

Audience Score
Patient No. 1
NR 1 hr 54 minDrama
The end of the Soviet empire. The General Secretary lies in the government clinic. He is old and frail, but has a tight grip on power. "The power is only taken, it is never given away," he repeats. And it is convenient for both the elites and the secret services -- while the "body" is alive, various groups are scoring their political points. The General Secretary is "sentenced to life". A young nurse Sasha looks after him. Small, fragile and invisible, she bears a heavy burden of responsibility for the life of the country's top official. Meanwhile, the old man is waging a war in Afghanistan, has a nuclear button and can take the entire world to the grave with him.
DirectorRezo Gigineishvili
WriterAlexandr Rodionov

Movie Details

Original Language:Russian
Production Companies:Independent Film Project