The only thing worse than being alone is being with the
one you love.
“Death Defying Acts” exposes the fear and anxiety of four flawed
characters as they deal with betrayal, regret and death.
is married to Georgina who has a penchant for costume jewelry and the
theater. She often goes out at night without her husband who prefers to
stay home and watch sports on television. Unbeknownst to Alex, Georgina
suffers from a pulmonary illness. She suddenly dies. Alex is devastated.
He is unable to work.
The creditors are
demanding payment to bills he cannot pay. He must sell what little he
has in order to make ends meet. Only after Georgina’s death does Alex
find out that her costume jewelry is real. He also discovers what she
had done to get it.
Zack suffers from
acute self obsession. His biggest mistake is underestimating his
routinely ignored wife. She uses her intoxicating sexuality to rein him
in, which not only puts his ego in check, but also his bank account.
Paul lives with deep regret. He once had the key to his own happiness,
but his principles held him back. He fell in love with his best friend’s
fiancée, but refused to act on his desire for her. His noble act of
unselfishness will ultimately be what kills him.
Peter is dead much to Brenda’s dismay. As he lies motionless in her bed,
Brenda’s husband is on his way home from work. This corpse potentially
has the power to bring an anxious married couple back together again.
Based on stories by 19th century
French writer Guy de Maupassant, writer/director Edward G. Norris weaves
four disturbing tales of sexual betrayal and moral dilemmas into
poignant moments illustrated with striking cinematic imagery.
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