Peppino is an aging taxidermist constantly ridiculed for being short and somewhat creepy. He meets Valerio, a handsome young man fascinated by Peppino's work. Peppino, in turn, becomes ... See full summary »
Peppino is an aging taxidermist constantly ridiculed for being short and somewhat creepy. He meets Valerio, a handsome young man fascinated by Peppino's work. Peppino, in turn, becomes entranced by Valerio and offers him a large salary to come work as his assistant. But when Valerio meets Deborah, their fledgling romance is threatened by an insanely jealous third wheel. Written by
This movie is a real surprise for italian cinematography. It's a movie which stands on it's own, a movie like no other. Matteo Garrone is for sure a talent and now everybody in the industry should take care of his next steps. "The Embalmer" is a movie of rare introspection and an example of what can do an excellent screenplay. The characters are all very well portrayed and the actors are simply made for their roles. Ernesto Mahieux is simply stunning, his performance is so good that he should win an Oscar for it. Valerio Foglia Manzillo and Elisabetta Rocchetti (that has got wonderful eyes) are very impressive in their parts and all of them works out together with a particular chemistry. The locations and the music are also very effective. Definitively this movie is an example of what italian cinema should be. A gem. I rate it 10 (excellent).
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