Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
The end of the world is upon us! So implies this provocative, arty Canadian drama. The story--making the point that the end has come with the increasing homogenization of American cultures and with the repetitiousness of our daily lives that make us little more than clonish automatons--begins the day after Yuan, a Chinese-Canadian salaryman, loses his job. For some reason, his palm is bleeding, and only he can see it. Needing to understand the disturbing phenomenon, Yuan goes to a plastic surgeon, who gives him a new face. Eventually the desperate Yuan consults a vagabond who refers him to the campfire prophet, the Soul Investigator, who should be able to explain it all.
hands, job-loss, plastic-surgery, prophet, repetition, soul