Chile, 1973 during the last days of Allende's presidency, an employee at a Morgue falls for a burlesque dancer who mysteriously disappears.

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Synopsis: The second part of director Pablo Larrain’s celebrated trilogy about Chile during the dictatorial reign of Augusto Pinochet, Post Mortem is a “grim, intense, mordantly comic little film” (A.O. Scott, New York Times) about a civil servant transformed by the 1973 military coup.

Mario (Alfredo Castro, Tony Manero) is an unassuming state employee who transcribes notes during autopsies. Furtive and lonely, he becomes obsessed with his neighbor, the dancehall girl Nancy (Antonia Zegers), who is involved with a group of left-wing activists. With the coup, and the death of President Salvador Allende, Nancy’s friends are hunted down, and Mario’s hospital becomes clogged with the bodies of dissenters. Soon the violence filters into Mario’s psyche, and he begins to break down, much like his country.

Genre

Drama

Rated

NR

Language

Spanish

Starring

Alfredo Castro...Mario Cornejo
Amparo Noguera...Sandra
Antonia Zegers...Nancy Puelma
Jaime Vadell... Dr. Castillo
Marcelo Alonso...Víctor
Marcial Tagle...Captain Montes

Directed by

Pablo Larrain

Written by

Pablo Larrain
Mateo Iribarren

Produced by

Juan de Dios Larrain

Awards

AWARDS

Grand Coral 2nd Prize - Best Film, Havana Film Festival, 2010
Jury Award – Best Film, Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, 2011
Golden India Catalina – Best Film, Cartagena Film Festival, 2011
Best Cinematography, Lima Latin American Film Festival, 2011


NOMINATIONS

Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival, 2010
Best Actress, Chileans Altazor Awards, 2011
Best Actor, Chileans Altazor Awards, 2011


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

New York Film Festival, 2010
Donostia-San Sebastian International Film Festival Italy, 2010
Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia Spain, 2010
Nantes Festival of 3 Continents France, 2010
Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2011
International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2011
Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2011
Karlovy Vary Film Festival Czech Republic, 2011
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, 2011
Göteborg International Film Festival Sweden, 2013

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Country of Origin

Chile

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