Wrongly condemned for killing his wife, Edgar finds himself in a mysterious institution where he is sentenced to relive her death for eternity.
CRUEL & UNUSUAL is a surrealistic puzzle-film about a man who accidently kills his wife and is subsequently condemned to a mysterious institution occupied by people who’ve all done terrible things to their loved ones. Their punishment is to eternally re-live the day of the dreadful deed, and to scrutinize it in group therapy. When Edgar’s claims of innocence fall on deaf ears, he sets his mind to escape. With the help of his fellow inmates, he devises a plan to end the horrific cycle but instead discovers that his truth is not the only one, and his only chance at serenity must come from accepting his own role in the events that brought him here.