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Eliseo Altunaga (screenplay)
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11 April 2012 (USA) See more »
In Chile, 1973, during the last days of Salvador Allende's presidency, an employee at a Morgue's recording office falls for a burlesque dancer who mysteriously disappears. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Alfredo Castro ... Mario Cornejo
Antonia Zegers ... Nancy Puelma
Jaime Vadell ... Dr. Castillo
Amparo Noguera ... Sandra
Marcelo Alonso ... Víctor
Marcial Tagle ... Captain Montes
Santiago Graffigna ... David Puelma
Ernesto Malbran ... Arturo Puelma
Aldo Parodi ... Pato
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Constanza B. Majluf ... Enfermera

Steve Nave ... Lt. Davenport

Directed by
Pablo Larraín 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eliseo Altunaga  screenplay advisor
Mateo Iribarren  writer
Pablo Larraín 

Produced by
Andrea Carrasco Stuven .... executive producer
Juan Ignacio Correa .... executive producer
Mariane Hartard .... executive producer
Juan de Dios Larraín .... producer
Francesc Morales .... assistant producer
Ruth Orellana .... line producer
Geminiano Pineda .... co-executive producer
Paolo Tamburini .... assistant location producer
Original Music by
Juan Cristóbal Meza 
Cinematography by
Sergio Armstrong (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Andrea Chignoli 
Casting by
Paula Leoncini 
Production Design by
Polin Garbizu 
Costume Design by
Muriel Parra 
Production Management
Alejandro Atenas .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Juan Pedro Esponda .... third assistant director
Rosario Onetto .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Miguel Hormazábal .... sound designer
Ivo Moraga .... foley artist
Matías Valdés .... sound editor
Roberto Zuñiga .... foley artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Jonathan Maldonado .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karin Urrutia Trautmann .... costume assistant
Other crew
José Ignacio Arancibia .... production assistant
Mauricio Dupuis .... location manager

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98 min
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22 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Politics and psychology = successful black humor, 18 December 2010
Author: elizabeth.matthews from mexico city

"Pos-Mortem" won the 2nd Coral at the 2010 Havana film Festival, as well as acting prizes for two of the protagonists. It is a slow film, certainly, but builds up public and private tensions into a state of near-hysteria: violent scenes are suddenly deconstructed with moments of black humor -- clever and believable while upturning the viewers' anxiety. The political moment, the most dire in modern Chilean history, inserted into the dailiness of a job at a general hospital autopsy lab and morgue, shows both inexplicable social tragedy and, almost horribly, how familiarity with violent death almost, almost, breeds contempt. The quiet camera and murky grey lighting allow squarish, static settings to open slowly onto their meaning and context -- individual and historical; and the somewhat unsympathetic but not unappealing protagonist shows his true alienation and self-interest in a splendidly dark, comic finale. A clever, funny film with strong reminders of how the blackest history can repeat itself.

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