Post Mortem

Post Mortem

Santiago, 1973. Mario Cornejo works at a morgue, typing out reports on autopsies performed by the coroners. During the military coup, he gets involved in a love affair with a dancer from the cabaret Bim Bam Bum. 3.5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews
Post Mortem

Omniscore:

Certificate 15
Genre Drama
Director Pablo Larraín
Cast Alfredo Castro, Amparo Noguera, Jaime Vadell Marcelo Alonso
Studio Network
Release Date September 2011
Running Time 98 mins
 

Santiago, 1973. Mario Cornejo works at a morgue, typing out reports on autopsies performed by the coroners. During the military coup, he gets involved in a love affair with a dancer from the cabaret Bim Bam Bum.

Reviews

Empire Magazine

Philip Wilding

Larraín lets the action happen off camera, as if a silent witness to the torment, the sound of horror building up off screen.

13/09/2011

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The Evening Standard

Charlotte O'Sullivan

If you're fascinated by the fall of Salvador Allende the wounded bodies on display will almost certainly break your heart.

09/09/2011

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

There is a Satanic form of anti-eroticism in this horror.

08/09/2011

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The Scotsman

Alistair Harkness

It's by no means an easy watch, but it's a rewarding and disturbing one

10/09/2011

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Total Film

Tom Dawson

Building to a horrifying Vanishing-style conclusion, Larrain lays bare a society poisoned by violence.

31/08/2011

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Sight & Sound

Jonathan Romney

The film’s stylisation; it may be in part a brilliant response to budget limitations, but it works to extraordinary effect, the action seeming to take place in an uncannily still dream world.

13/09/2011

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The Independent on Sunday

Jonathan Romney

Larrain offers a borderline-surreal – dare I say, Lynchian – black cartoon to show, among other things, how easy it is for ordinary people to sleepwalk into the climate of atrocity, either as victims or collaborators.

11/09/2011

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The Daily Telegraph

Tim Robey

A bold, creepy parable

09/09/2011

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The Times

Kevin Maher

... smartly shot and coolly constructed, but the foregrounding of metaphor and polemic over flesh and blood storytelling becomes alienating.

09/09/2011

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

The film rather wallows in its gloominess.

11/09/2011

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The Observer

Philip French

It's a bleak film that becomes positively numbing in its relentless pursuit of that perennial theme, the banality of evil.

11/09/2011

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