Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.

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Matt
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Mr. Wallis
Natasha Morley ...
Young Sandra
Jessie Winter Mudie ...
Carol
James Timmons ...
Jan
Joe Maffei ...
Biology Teacher
Robert Thurston ...
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Annabel Kershaw ...
Mother Larson
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Father Larson
Amber Warnat ...
Lisa Brown
Bill Finck ...
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Mourner
Edward Davey ...
Embalming Prof.
Hamish Wilson ...
Gurney Goner - Cadaver
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Sandra Larson has always been fascinated by the entire sensory experience surrounding death: its touch, smell and look. As a child, she would search out dead animals and perform ritualistic burials. As a young woman, Sandra gets a job at Wallis Funeral Home, first as a general assistant, then progressing to study to become an embalmer. At the funeral home, she begins to take her fascination with death to the next level by becoming a necrophiliac. But she also begins her first ever relationship with Matt, a medical student, with who she is totally open about her necrophilia. He finds this aspect of her compelling. He becomes all consumed with her as she is consumed with dead people. The questions become how far he will take this fascination with her to understand fully what is going through her emotional being, how far she will allow him to go, and how far can her feelings for him extend as a live being. Written by Huggo

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Love Knows No Bounds.

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Rated R for aberrant sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Cerimônia de Amor  »

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$34,552 (USA) (11 April 1997)

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$465,417 (USA) (16 May 1997)
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When she and Carol are dancing, Sandra raises her arms and her midriff shows. Later, when she removes her top, a camisole has appeared. See more »

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Sandra Larson: When you die, your life... flashes, and you disintegrate, radiating energy. When a thing turns into its opposite, when love becomes hate, there are always sparks. But when life turns into death, it's explosive. There are streaks of light, magical, and electrifying. Everyone senses something, some energy, some spirit, some sort of illumination, But I see it. I've seen bodies shining like stars. Some say there's no soul, no afterlife, that life and death is the straightest line on ...
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Performed and Written by Kristy Lee Thirsk
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Seductive, enthralling, surprising
24 April 2004 | by (Luxembourg, Europe) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie whenit was released in the theatres in Canada. We went to see the movie knowing nothing about it. I was a surprise as to the subject and I remember many people were shocked and repelled just by the subject. I was actually thrilled by the way the subject was approached. It wasn't vulgar, obscene or bawdy; on the contrary it was sensitive, almost romantic. One emphasizes with the main character, a girl who is attracted by dead persons. I felt seduced, almost hypnotised by many scenes.

All in all a very special and an excellent movie, but one which may not be seen superficially.


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