ANAPHYLAXIS

By Ayman MOKHTAR

TRIMART LTD - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2009

A doctor allergic to the human touch finds his salvation in writings tattooed on a dead poet's body

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ayman MOKHTAR
    • 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 as he reaches to her across the boundaries of death.
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