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Writer:
Michiko Matsuda (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
30 July 1999 (Japan) See more »
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Directed by
Shinji Aoyama 
 
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Michiko Matsuda (based on the novel by) (as Saki Amemiya)


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Also Known As:
"EM Embalming" - USA (DVD box title)
"Embalming" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
96 min
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7 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Graphic as the title implies, 18 June 2004
Author: (kuuzo) from Honolulu, HI

'Embalming' is the story of Miyako, a woman who decides to become an embalmer after being moved by the life-like look of her mother's embalmed corpse after it is returned to her family from overseas.

Miyako finds herself drawn into a strange mystery when the head of a suicide victim she embalms is cut off and stolen. Not a particularly interesting movie on its own, but is interesting insofar as the way the practice is portrayed socially - embalming isn't done much in Japan, and seems to still be an oddity.

A very graphic embalming scene and several shots of severed limbs makes this a movie you'd want to watch only if you have a strong stomach.

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