Post mortem

Post mortem

DVD - 2012 | Spanish
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In Chile, 1973, during the last days of Salvador Allende's presidency, an unassuming, apolitical employee at a morgue's recording office becomes obsessed with his neighbor, a dancehall girl involved with a band of left-wing activists--activists who begin to clog his own morgue as they are hunted down by the authorities after the coup that installs Augusto Pinochet. A brilliant, black-humored portrait of a man whose own breakdown mirrors that of his country's


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Mar 06, 2014

Boring way to tell a story about the chilean coup-de-etat.

voisjoe1 Oct 27, 2013

The transcriber for the autopsy medical examiner falls in love with the lady across the street. Then he becomes a part of the Pinochet death squad machine as he becomes the government transcriber for all the people they tortured and killed. I’m certain that the objective of the film was to remind the audience of what a killing machine Pinochet brought to Chile. The comedic and macabre dalliances of the protagonist are just a little entertainment for those that got the message about Pinochet. There seems to be a little of Jean Luc Godard’s “Weekend” with the exaggerated endless pile-up of bodies we get to see as the film progresses.

Stevenmarc Feb 04, 2013

To say this movie is slow paced would be one of the worlds greatest understatements.

Glencoe_Mike Nov 30, 2012

Bleak and darkly funny.


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