Written by Eron Sheean & Shane Danielsoen
Directed by Eron Sheean
Starring: Michael Eklund, Karoline Herfurth and Tómas Lemarquis
When a potentially lethal virus is created within his new lab, Dr Geoff Burton is shocked to discover he is not only the unwitting cause, but also its first victim.
I had such high hopes for this film, but it died before it ever lived. Content to showcase the protagonist’s emotional trauma over the breeding ground of the mad scientist genre, Eron fails to create anything besides a bit of German eye candy.
Geoffrey Burton (Eklund) is a brilliant researcher trying to keep it together after losing his newborn son to a new genetic disorder. He loses his wife in the aftermath and hopes to pick his life back up when he takes a new position at Dresden laboratory where his groundbreaking work is nearly worshiped. He dedicates his life to finding a cure for what he calls “Burton’s Syndrome“. The sins of his past come calling when he’s forced to work with Rebekka (Herfurth), his former student turned lover. She attempts to win him back with her work in this specific genetic disorder. Traumatic event: check. Love interest: check. Potentially terrifying setting: check. We’re just missing a villain or perceived antagonist. Oh, wait: check.
In the end, Errors of the Human Body is nothing more a tale of loss with an obligatory dose of irony thrown in to compound the ending. This film doesn’t really have a climax, instead, it carries itself much like Eklund, in a kind of sedated sate that walks somewhere between numbness and plot purgatory. D+