The Lazarus Papers (2010)
"In the deep jungles of South East Asia a blood thirsty mercenary Sebastian, hunts for the thrill of the chase and victims to sell into slavery. In one operation he kills a peaceful local shaman Aroon, and his family. As Sebastian leaves with his catch, Aroon dies... only to come to life the next day. Something has happened to Aroon, a gift to some, but a curse to him - for he cannot die. Full of despair and unable to cope with life without his family he attempts suicide. After each attempt he dies, only to be reborn the next morning. Trying to understand what prevents him from dying Aroon must go on a quest that will lead him across the jungles and cities of Asia, searching for a secret to unlock his immortality."
- Lonny Smith, a young man with a suitcase full of money, who might drop dead at any moment is searching for love with each dying breath even if he has to pay for it. One is an ex-assassin slave runner, who operates a mail order bride scam exploiting prostitutes infected by HIV. Another is a mysterious club owner named Kyo, who manages a cabaret show and finally, a vixen named Nana, the girl who will bring it all crashing down. They all will carve their way through the macabre alleys of a magical land buried in South East Asia, a city named Pali, the city of gold. In two days their lives will twist and turn, slicing a bloody trail leading them to a cryptic divine plan to create a new Lotus. She is an individual that can heal anything she touches, only, the current Lotus is suicidal, and has promised never to heal again.
This two day adventure bereft with unfortunate players, in a do-or-die land, will entwine together in the most abstract of ways, to create a unique ethnically diverse surreal love-action-crime drama, that questions the importance of life and love. Through their eyes, we will uncover a miracle in the most unlikely of places.
The Lazarus Papers.