The Lost Patient
The Lost Patient (2022)
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‘The Lost Patient’ (2022) – Movie Review: What Seemed Promising Is Lost in the Process

A TV Thriller that Does Not Manage to Impress

Review

Total Score
4/10
Overall
4.0/10

The Lost Patient (Le patient) is an Arte TV thriller directed by Christophe Charrier, starring Txomin Vergez and Clotilde Hesme.

A story that has some potential, but it goes unused.

Premise

Thomas has been in a coma for three years when he wakes up and remembers nothing. His psychologist, Anna, informs him that his family has been murdered and that he is the only survivor of the massacre while his sister Laura is still missing.

Movie Review

This feature is a French thriller produced by Arte TV that does not stand out neither in its cinematography, nor – in its difficult condition of being a TV production – in its story. It reduces what could have been good story to a simplistic, and a not a majorly artistic, endeavor.

Txomin Vergez’s performance is good enough, although not outstanding in this a movie that leaves one somewhat indifferent.

‘The Lost Patient’ is laden with clichés, obviously, but it is nevertheless, not an entire failure, at least as far as TV production standards go.

It has though, an interesting structure, with the flashback scenes inserted at unexpected times, and the intrigue between Thomas and Laura is well put forward. It unfolds its plot very slowly, though not with the elegance a good psychological thriller would use.

It strives, and just about manages to pass, as it does not gain real traction in any one aspect.

As far as the photography goes, the initial scenes seem promising, but it does not carry it throughout the feature, and any high hopes we had in the start get lost in the process.

Our Opinion

Unfortunately, it does not make the mark. It fails to make use of its potential, and becomes somewhat melodramatic and sterile.

Where to Watch The Lost Patient

Netflix

Director

Christophe Charrier

Christophe Charrier

A French screenwriter and director, he began his career as a production assistant for Jacques Audiard, Christophe Honoré, Patrice Leconte and Anne Fontaine. In 2003, he joined Marc-Olivier Fogiel’s company PAF productions as a production manager, then in 2006, 3e œil productions. In 2009, he founded Hide Park Productions with Pierre-Antoine Capton, a subsidiary of 3e Oeil Productions, where he directed video clips for Alex Beaupain, Benjamin Siksou and Emmanuel Moire.

Cast


Txomin Vergez / Thomas

Clotilde Hesme / Anna Kieffer

Audrey Dana / Betty Grimaud

Stéphane Rideau / Marc Grimaud

Rebecca Williams / Laura

Matthieu Lucci / Dylan

Alex Lawther / Bastien

Baptiste Carrion-Weiss

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The Lost Patient (2022)
The Lost Patient

Movie title: Le patient

Movie description: Thomas has been in a coma for three years when he wakes up and remembers nothing. His psychologist, Anna, informs him of that his family has been murdered and that he is the only survivor of the massacre while his sister Laura is still missing.

Date published: December 6, 2022

Country: France

Duration: 92 mins

Author: Veronica Loop

Director(s): Christophe Charrier

Actor(s): Txomin Vergez, Clotilde Hesme, Rebecca Williams, Audrey Dana, Stéphane Rideau, Matthieu Lucci, Alex Lawther, Baptiste Carrion-Weiss

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Our Opinion

Unfortunately, it does not make the mark. It fails to make use of its potential, and becomes somewaht melodramatic and sterile.

Overall
2

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