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The Fifth Patient (2007)

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John Reilly wakes up in an African Hospital with only fragments of his memory in tact. An officer of the local regime, Mugambe, accuses him of being an American spy.

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A man with amnesia wakes up in a Red Cross African Hospital dazed and confused. He is interrogated by the local military Captain Mugambe that tells that his name apparently is John Reilly and he works for the CIA. But soon he has other visitors, including his former partner and his wife, and John has fragmented recollections. Soon he recalls that he is involved in a terrorism ring and he might not be who Captain Mugambe believes he is but a notorious terrorist. Further, he can not trust anybody but his instincts. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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4 July 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A man with amnesia wakes up in a Red Cross African Hospital dazed and confused. He is interrogated by the local military Captain Mugambe (Isaach De Bankolé) that tells that his name apparently is John Reilly (Nick Chinlund) and he works for the CIA. But soon he has other visitors, including his former partner and his wife, and John has fragmented recollections. Soon he recalls that he is involved in a terrorism ring and he might not be who Captain Mugambe believes he is but a notorious terrorist. Further, he can not trust anybody but his instincts.

"The Fifth Patient" is a thriller with a promising beginning that becomes boring and predictable along the situations. The movie is a kind of rip-off of the central idea of "Five Fingers" (2006); therefore it was not difficult to discover where the man with amnesia is. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "O Quinto Paciente" ("The Fifth Patient")


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