The Man Who Loved The Number 12 is a film that explores excessive behaviour which is so extreme it can tear families apart. It is a portrait of a husband and father who has been decimated by obsessive compulsive disorder and a family who are learning how to cope with his crippling mental illness.
This is the remarkable story of Huge Turner who has suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) for more than 40 years. Huge is trapped in an world of endless order, symmetry and repetition, his compulsive rituals mean he hasn’t been able to work for the past 16 years and Huge’s rituals cannot be completed until he has counted 12 lots of 12 on his fingers. It is a set of numbers that he is driven to repeat over and over.
With the help of a leading psychiatric authority on OCD, Hugh is now attempting to face the fears and anxieties that drive his compulsive behaviour.