Karim and Maya are lovers. They share a home, they worry about money, and then Maya falls pregnant. But Karim is still finishing his film degree, pushing against his tutors’ insistence that his art must be Arab like him. And Maya, working a zero-hours job and fretting about her family, can’t find the time to quit smoking, let alone have a child. Framed with fragments and peppered with footnotes ‘Exquisite Cadavers’ is at once a bricolage of influence, and a love story that knows no borders.