Errors of the Human Body follows geneticist Geoff Burton (Michael Eklund) as he is attempting to discover the cure to the rare genetic mutation that killed his infant son. Geoff moves to Dresden, Germany where he meets up with his former lover, Rebekka (Karoline Herfurth), as she introduces him to her discovery of a new regenerative gene she calls the “Easter Gene.” Unable to get the gene to work in mammals, she has hit a dead end and asks Geoff to help her with her research.
Unbeknownst to her, a rival scientist and her former research partner, is working toward the same discovery and has been stealing her research for his own use. As Geoff learns more about his colleagues and their research, he becomes more suspicious of their intent and is haunted by memories of the past as he learns the consequences of his actions.
Errors of the Human Body is one of the best sci-fi thrillers I’ve had the pleasure to watch. It may have a slow start, but once the movie gets going it keeps you guessing until the very end with its shocking revelation. Michael Eklund is brilliant in the role of Geoff Burton, a man struggling with the demons from his past as he attempts to move on and find the answers he’s seeking while Karoline Herfurth portrays a level of innocence, honesty and confusion of a scientist caught up in the science as Rebekka, Geoff’s former student and lover.
Errors of the Human Body delves into the possibilities of genetic research and the morally ambiguous nature inherent in the field as well as the consequences of ‘playing God.’ It will definitely capture your attention and keep it until the very end.
Errors of the Human Body is now available in select theaters, on Cable VOD, iTunes, SundanceNOW and other digital outlets.
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