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 ...
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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
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).
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