Patient 39

When a soldier known only as Patient 39 awakes from a coma with no memory, the search begins for his identity and past.


The new short film from award-winning Writer/ Director Dan Clifton, adapted from William Boyd's short story 'Ghost of a Bird'.




© Atomium Films 2013

'PATIENT 39 is a superb adaptation of my short story "Ghost of a Bird".  Dan Clifton has captured, with tremendous skill and great judgement, the many nuances of the story and the result is both moving and powerful.'

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Photo: Pippa Healy

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