Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
In this odd love story and drama, Death is a huge and inefficient bureaucracy, and like all bureaucracies, "mistakes are made," to use the passive phrase so beloved of buck-passers everywhere. Here, Alex meets a lovely girl named Alice, and the two of them fall in love. However, their entire courtship is a mistake: Alice was released from death by mistake, and now she must be reclaimed. The bureaucrats make the further mistake of revealing their presence to the distraught young man, and he journeys into the underworld to negotiate a deal for the release of his girl with "the boss," which is what everyone calls the bureaucrat-in-charge.