In the movie Wristcutters: A Love Story we find Zia, played by Patrick Fuget, who is severely depressed after his girlfriend breaks up with him and decides to commit suicide by slitting his wrists. Too bad the pearly gates are not his afterlife, but rather a rundown desert limbo with fellow suicide committers. When Zia finds out his ex-girlfriend also committed suicide shortly after him he decides to go find her and sets off on a bizarre road trip with his Russian comrade, Eugene.
Along the way they pick up a hitchhiker named Mikal who is on a search of her own to find the “People in Charge” believing she is there by mistake. Each person Zia interacts with still shows the scars of how they “offed” themselves as a constant reminder of the decision they had made. As his crazy road trip goes on, each interaction brings enlightenment to a world that seems beyond understanding.
Based on the short story Kneller’s Happy Camper’s, which is from the book of short stories The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God by Etgar Keret, this movie is a wistful and whimsical tale of the “life” after suicide.