Myron works the late-shift at a run down crematory. He is there all night. In the dead. Burning body after body, Myron has grown numb to death... and life. One lonely night, Myron takes in Lucia, a beautiful young woman who has passed away all too soon. As Myron prepares her body for cremation, something about her begins to get under his skin. He's drawn to her like a moth to a flame. Late in the night, he breaks down. Myron steals a kiss and more from the defenseless Lucia. Pained with regret, he quickly finishes his work and burns her body. That was that. It was just a slip. Nobody got hurt. Unfortunately for Myron, Lucia does not the dark. By himself. The rules of the living have been long forgotten and comfort is found amongst feel the same. Written by
I have recently had the opportunity to see this film and I have to say that it was brilliant. Its dark setting suites very well the dark nature of its content; mainly that of a lonely crematorium worker who becomes infatuated while working on the body of a beautiful female corpse. Xander plays the roll of Myron who seems to have resigned to his lot of being a night-shift cremator for the rest of his days, when Lucia (Played beautiful by Camila Quaresma) enters his "life" and rekindles the spark of emotion had been snuffed out by so much time as a social recluse. His lust for the lifeless body borders on obsession as he breaks down and takes advantage of the post-mortem beauty that fate has delivered in his lap. His slip is brief and his remorse is evident as he follows through on his duties and sends the body into the flames, but remorse isn't enough to keep the ghosts buried in this case. Myron starts seeing Lucia during the remainder of his shift. Following him, haunting him, and seeking a balance for his moment of weakness. The reason I call this movie "hauntingly good" is because there are very few spoken lines and it takes a great talent to carry a film, even a 20 minute film, with just the ability of the actors to portray their characters feelings through facial expression and body language. Expertly performed and beautifully shot, this is an independent movie you don't want to miss.
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