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Release Date: March 7, 2008 (limited)

55m | Documentary, Drama


Melody Gilbert's controversial doc WHOLE is about people who are obsessed with becoming amputees. Some have succeeded in cutting or shooting their legs off (often using unsafe home-surgery methods) and others are still "wannabees", pretending to be amputees in their day to day life. At the time of filming, this obsession was neither recognized as a psychological disorder, nor accepted as eligible for cosmetic surgery, leaving these people and their loved ones in a fractured limbo. Gutwrenching and disturbing, but completely eye-opening, WHOLE looks into the ethical, cultural and historical issues that surround this unusual psychiatric disorder.

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