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Anaphylaxis

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Copyright © by Filmart Productions Ltd 2009

Synopsis

A doctor develops a strange illness – anaphylaxis, a severe allergy to human skin. He struggles with his inability to touch people until he discovers that dead bodies don’t trigger his illness. He changes his job to work as a pathologist, dealing only with dead bodies. This is when he encounters a dead poet. Her corpse appears in his autopsy lab, tattooed from neck to toe with writing. Imprisoned as wife and mother, she suffered from postnatal depression. Writing was her only solace, but she sought escape so much it became a dangerous obsessive compulsive disorder. Her psychiatrist forbade her to write. But she did, tattooing her body with her life’s story – and died as a result.

As the doctor reads her tattooed story he discovers a profound bond between his solitude and hers. She becomes his only chance for a human connection and he reaches to her across the boundaries of death with one last act – of love.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
86 mins
Format
HDCAM
Director
Ayman Mokhtar 1st Feature
Producer
Ayman Mokhtar
Editor
Ayman Mokhtar
Screenwriter
Ayman Mokhtar
Director of Photography
Steven Periovolos
Production Designer
Nicola Dietmann
Sound
Michael Koderisch, Cristina Aragon (5A Studios)
Music
Dmitri Shostakovich, Ned Washington, Victor Young
Principal Cast
Guy Defferary, Katia Winter, Jenna Brook, Frazer Douglas

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Production Company

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