This is the trailer for Armless, which premieres at Sundance. And yes, it looks like a quirky indie dramedy about wanting to cut your own arms off.
Armless tells the story of a man who suffers from Body Integrity Identity Disorder. When he leaves his wife and goes to find a doctor willing to amputate his arms, it triggers a twisted romp filled with mistaken identities, missed chances, and tragic consequences. Armless utilizes the structure of a classic farce, combining it with a darkly philosophical tone. It also explores the ways in which a culture with so much wealth can come to fetishize suffering. But at its heart, Armless is a fable about acceptance-a meditation on trust, love and marriage. [Twitch via CHUD]
I think they missed out on a golden opportunity by not calling this one “Headbutting Helena,” but I digress. It’s really not so far-fetched that some cerebral, private school pussy would dream about cutting his own arms off. That way no one could hassle him about not being able to work or play sports.