by Jon Blåhed

Fake Patient follows the story of Albin, a people-pleaser who works as a simulated patient at a hospital, acting out reactions to diagnoses from student doctors. During an intimate training session, demonstrating how to feel for tumours, Albin is actually diagnosed with testicular cancer. Albin has big dreams of becoming an actor and is not prepared to let his cancer diagnosis put an end to his plan. As the disease worsens, the relationship with his girlfriend, Anita, and his friends continues to crack. However he finds new friendship in fellow patient and retiree, Yvonne. Albin soon discovers that perhaps the disease is not the real problem and that he must take a deeper look at his own life.


Writer & director: Jon Blåhed
Producers: Andreas Emanuelsson & Tony Österholm
Executive producer Jarowskij:  Kristian Beer, Lars Wannebo & Irene Lindblad
Executive producer  Filmpool Nord: Sandra Warg
Film commissioner Filmpool Nord: Stephan Apelgren
Executive producer C More & TV4: Lisa Dahlberg & Dunja Vujovic
DoP: Jimmy Sundin
Editor: Alexandra Litén
Production design: Elle Furudahl
Costume design: Viktoria Mattila
Make up design: Märta Gasslander
Sound design: Christoffer Demby 
Original music: Folke Nikanor


Albin: Einar Bredefeld
Anita: Helmon Solomon
Felix : Erik Enge
Cissi: Celie Sparre
Chippen: Wilhelm Johansson
Gunnar: Lennart Jähkel
Lärare Stefan: Mattias Fransson
Otto: Luiz Felipe Sandre
Dr. Zoya: Jessica Grabowsky
Yvonne: Ann Petrén
Tess: Irma von Platen
Nils: Edvin Martén
Nils mother: Linda Gustafsson
Majka: Moa Lundqvist
Casting director Moa: Julia Marko Nord
and many more!

Produced by

Iris Film AB & Jarowskij Sverige in co-production with TV4, C More and Filmpool Nord, with support from Film i Västerbotten and in association with The Swedish Cancer Society.

Production note

Original title: Fejkpatient
English title: Fake Patient
National release: May 25th 2023 (C More), June 1st (TV4)

Genre: Drama
Runtime: 8 x 22 min
Language: Swedish