The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
An odd epidemic appears across the globe: people suddenly lose one of their senses. At first, it's an outbreak of loss of smell. It's often presaged by a destructive temper tantrum. In this mix are a scientist and a chef - she's Susan, one of a team trying to understand the epidemic; he's Michael, charming and engaging. Susan and Michael begin a relationship in the middle of increasing chaos, as the loss of other senses plagues more people and as civil authorities try to maintain order. Susan's voice-over reflections provide insight. Is love possible in such a changed world? Can anything make perfect sense? Written by
When Stephen is talking to Susan and the Virologist near the beginning of the film, a doctor can be seen running down the stairs behind him towards the floor below. The camera cuts away and then back to Stephen, showing the doctor running back down the stairs again, then after a second cut back, he vanishes. See more »
There was darkness. There is light. There are men and women. There's food. There are restaurants. Disease. There's work. Traffic. The days as we know them, the world as we imagine the world.
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I will freely admit I created an account to specifically review this film. I got home and settled in to watch a film on my own to end the evening with a glass of wine after a hard day of mind melting work. I love sci-fi (the thoughtful kind) and decided that a night with Eva and Ewan would likely not be displeasing. How could you go wrong with that couple, really? The truth of this film far exceeded my expectations. My. God. This movie is beautiful. It is emotionally draining and wonderful, terrifying and extremely thought provoking all at the same time. It's not a high budget blockbuster, or a family film, or a date night movie (except for those really special couples). It's art and philosophy with large dash of destiny that might make you cry. In the good way! Good luck and enjoy!
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