Intensive Life Unit

Jednotka intenzivního života

  • Adéla Komrzý
  • Czech Republic
  • 2021
  • 73 min
  • International Premiere
  • Luminous
Doctors Ondřej and Kateřina look after their patients to the best of their ability, but they can’t prevent their death. In this feature-length documentary, the pioneers of Czech hospital palliative care discuss topics that have essentially disappeared from our lives. Against an environment of dehumanized medicine, focusing on the disease itself, the human being returns to the centre of their attention. Betraying her special brand of empathy, Adéla Komrzý documents intimate conversations between doctors and their patients which demonstrate that, while there’s no good or bad way to die, there’s always a means to improve patients’ quality of life.


Adéla Komrzý
Pavla Janoušková Kubečková for Nutprodukce
FAMU, upp, Adéla Komrzý, Helena Uldrichová for Czech Television, Vit Komrzý for Universal Production Partners, FAMU
Involved TV Channel
Czech Television


World Sales
Pavla Janoušková Kubečková for Nutprodukce
Festival Handling
Pavla Janoušková Kubečková for Nutprodukce

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DCP, color
Spoken languages

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