The Patient

The Patient
  • Rating: 7.00
  • Year of issue: 2022
  • Genres: Crime, Drama
  • Countries: United States
  • Duration: 22 minutes

A psychotherapist finds himself held prisoner by a serial killer with an unusual request: curb his homicidal urges.

  • 1. Intake
    Dr. Alan Strauss, a therapist mourning the death of his wife, takes on an enigmatic new client. As the two men wrestle with very different, individual problems, their professional relationship is transformed by a choice that binds them deeply together.
  • 2. Alan Learns to Meditate
    Sam delves more deeply into the reason he entered therapy, but he encounters resistance from Dr. Strauss as he attempts to continue their sessions. A gathering sense of not being alone leads to a revelation about the house.
  • 3. Issues
    Sam’s desire to find a therapeutic solution grows as his inner struggle intensifies. Dr. Strauss brings a new variable into their sessions.
  • 4. Company
    On the threshold of crisis, Sam honors the promise Dr. Strauss made him make as a condition for continuing their work together. The trust built between patient and doctor is tested, with a life in the balance.
  • 5. Pastitsio
    Sam reaches out to a woman from his past. Trials loom for Dr. Strauss, Sam, and Elias.
  • 6. Charlie
    Dr. Strauss struggles with the reality he finds himself in. Sam is consumed with practical necessities, but agrees to his therapist’s advice to make different choices.
  • 7. Kaddish
    Both Dr. Strauss and Sam try to make new connections in their pursuit of an elusive peace.
  • 8. Ezra
    Dr. Strauss is honest with himself about his failures, past and present. A revelation about his relationship with Ezra leads him back to the urgency of escape. Sam loses faith in his doctor.
  • 9. Auschwitz
    Dr. Strauss leaves nothing unsaid. Sam gives it another shot with Mary. An idea sparks for Sam, and everything seems to click together.
  • 10. The Cantor's Husband
    For Sam, an unexpected decision shows progress towards his goals, but Dr. Strauss demands even more.

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