Jednotka intenzivního života

Intensive Life Unit

Even though doctors Ondřej and Kateřina look after their patients to the best of their ability, they can’t prevent their death. As heads of palliative care at Prague’s General University Hospital they face the inevitability of the end on a daily basis. Yet what perhaps makes their job harder is the myriad options now open to them to prolong human life – and this at a time when death has become a social taboo. Betraying her special brand of empathy, documentarist Adéla Komrzý demonstrates that, while there’s no good or bad way to die, there’s always a means to improve patients’ quality of life. (Karlovy Vary IFF)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Jednotka intenzivního života (Intensive Life Unit, 2021, doc) - Viva Video, Video Viva (2018, doc) - Výchova k válce (Teaching War, 2016, doc)
Arbeitswelten | Working Worlds 2022
Adéla Komrzý
Czech Republic 2021
73 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Prokop Souček
Editing Mariana Kozáková
Sound/Sounddesign Michaela Patríková, Daniela Vaníčková
Music Marek Mrkvička
With Kateřina Rusinová, Ondřej Kopecký
Producer(s) Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, Tomáš Hrubý
Nutprodukce, Czech Television, FAMU, UPP
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021