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by Matteo Garrone


A man too small, a boy too tall, a girl with her mouth made over, all meet by chance. An encounter that seems fated to have no story but, as fate would have it, it becomes the tormented chronicle of denied love.

international title: The Embalmer
original title: L'imbalsamatore
country: Italy
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Matteo Garrone
film run: 101'
release date: IT 06/09/2002, FR 14/01/2004
screenplay: Matteo Garrone, Ugo Chiti, Massimo Gaudioso
cast: Ernesto Mahieux, Valerio Foglia Manzillo, Elisabetta Rocchetti, Lina Bernardi, Pietro Biondi, Rosario J. Gnolo
cinematography by: Marco Onorato
film editing: Marco Spoletini
art director: Paolo Bonfini
costumes designer: Francesca Leondeff
music: Banda Osiris
producer: Domenico Procacci
production: Fandango
distributor: Fandango Distribuzione, Ciné Classic (FR)
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