Body Works is a beautifully understated exploration of the "business" of death. We listen to undertakers, morticians, even the hearse driver, as they discuss their work and their attitudes to it. The camera is still most of the time, allowing us to really focus on these brave individuals and their astonishing achievements. At regular intervals a close up of flowers is shown while a calm female voice-over explains the gradual changes in the body after death. As the program progresses the flowers in the shot decay, a subtle and sensitive visual metaphor which sums up the quality of the documentary as a whole. David Caesar should stop making rubbish movies - please David, if you're reading this, just stop OK? - and stick to documentaries, if this triumph is any guide.
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