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POST MORTEM

by Pablo Larraín

synopsis

55-year-old Mario works in a morgue typing autopsy reports. In the midst of the 1973 Chilean coup, he fantasises about his neighbour, a cabaret dancer, Nancy, who mysteriously disappears on September the 11th. After a violent army raid on her family’s home, he hears about the arrest of her brother and father, a prominent Communist and Salvador Allende supporter. Troubled and spurred on by the thought of losing his would-be lover, Mario begins his frantic search for Nancy. Allende’s government has been overthrown and people are dying in the streets. The Chilean Army seizes the morgue and numerous corpses pile up, but Mario can’t get his mind off of Nancy. He carries out his job, thinking that he might find her among the dead, and one night...

international title: Post Mortem
original title: Post Mortem
country: Chile, Mexico, Germany
sales agent: Funny Balloons
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Pablo Larraín
film run: 98'
release date: FR 16/02/2011
screenplay: Pablo Larraín, Mateo Iribarren
cast: Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers
cinematography by: Sergio Armstrong
film editing: Andrea Chignoli
art director: Polin Garbizu
costumes designer: Muriel Parra, Karin Urrutia Trautmann
music: Juan Cristobal Meza
producer: Juan de Dios Larraín
production: Autentika Films, Fabula (CL), Canana (MX)
distributor: Memento Films Distribution

main awards/selection

Biennale di Venezia 2010 In competition
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