Film Synopsis

A young Buddhist monk embarks on a quest for spiritual truth. A student, wanting to become a doctor, tries to test his limits. An organ dealer grows his business in the general indifference and humidity of Colombo. A surgeon, accompanied by a servant who functions as his driver, heals by day, and rapes women at night. In the form of a philosophical tale, the film interweaves various stories of fraying bodies, on the threshold of pain, between life and death.


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