MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,889 this week

Des morts (1979)

Unrated  |   |  Documentary  |  21 November 1979 (France)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 94 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 6 critic

This morbid, unusual, and critically acclaimed documentary was filmed in the most exotic locations all over the world. Of the Dead (Des Morts) deals with death, the soon dead, and the ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 979 titles
created 10 Apr 2012
 
a list of 83 titles
created 14 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 397 titles
created 13 Nov 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 49 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Des morts" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Des morts (1979)

Des morts (1979) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Des morts.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ecco (1964)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A documentary highlighting some of the oddest, strangest and more grotesque examples of human behavior. Included are a tour of the Grand Guignol theater in Paris, a man who sticks long ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Proia
Stars: George Sanders, Laura Betti, Léo Campion
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

This Violent World

Directors: Antonio Climati, Mario Morra
Stars: Giuseppe Rinaldi
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Documentary about bizarre and unusual practices in the USA.

Director: Romano Vanderbes
Stars: Bree Anthony, Fanne Foxe, C.J. Laing
Mondo candido (1975)
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi
Stars: Christopher Brown, Michele Miller, Jacques Herlin
Magia nuda (1975)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

This film is about tribes in Africa and South America who turn toward magic as a means of survival and way of life. The Mundari tribe in Africa herd cattle but do not slaughter them for ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfredo Castiglioni, Angelo Castiglioni, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Mac Mauro Smith
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

"Documentary" about an expedition through darkest Africa in search of a jungle medicine man who performs bizarre (and illegal) skull surgeries. Along the way there is much footage of ... See full summary »

Directors: Thor L. Brooks, Byron Chudnow
Stars: Kwaheri, Les Tremayne
Mondo Freudo (1966)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A "hidden camera" takes the viewer on a worldwide tour of sexual practices and rituals, including Tijuana strippers, Asian sex shows, British prostitutes, New York devil worshipers and a Mexican slave market.

Director: Lee Frost
Stars: Judy Adler, Carol Baughman, Baby Bubbles
Girl 27 (2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The reclusive Patricia Douglas comes out of hiding to discuss the 1937 MGM scandal, in which the powerful film studio tricked her and over 100 other underage girls into attending a stag party, where she was raped.

Director: David Stenn
Stars: Baby Peggy, Richard Bann, Kelly Brown
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is an inspiring documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Hubbard
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Akira Ide
Stars: Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II
Near Death (1989)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Renowned documentarian Frederick Wiseman profiles the doctors, nurses, physicians, and patients at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, as he watches medical staff work around... See full summary »

Director: Frederick Wiseman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Mondo documentary that juxtaposes footage of death, carnage, and unpleasantness with scenes of inspiring and beautiful imagery.

Directors: Antonio Climati, Mario Morra
Stars: Franco Prosperi, Mike Gunn, Karl Wallenda
Edit

Storyline

This morbid, unusual, and critically acclaimed documentary was filmed in the most exotic locations all over the world. Of the Dead (Des Morts) deals with death, the soon dead, and the living they leave behind. Our senses are shown no mercy as we witness the brutal execution of a Phillippine Guerrilla. We are literally taken inside a cremation chamber while a human body melts and finally crumbles into nothingness. We witness-first hand- doctors trying to save a victim of multiple stab wounds, all close up, in graphic detail leaving nothing to the imagination. For those who think they have seen it all, Of the Dead, dares to be seen. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Fascinating. Shocking. Macabre ... See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 November 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Of the Dead  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Hell of the Living Dead (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Tame
26 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Agreed.

This is a pretty tame entry into the death reality genre. I'm not sure it belongs as a shockumentary, either, although there are some disturbing images present.

The only real notoriety concerning this movie is the fact that some of the footage (obviously in the public domain) was used in the z-grade flick NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIES. More specifically, the footage detailing the funeral preparations of a tribal person.

This may serve as a good primer for those with weak constitutions, yet still curious about death. Otherwise, this documentary is pretty boring and without shock (not necessarily a bad thing).


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Des morts (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page