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Aftermath (1994)

Not Rated | | Short, Horror | 8 October 1994 (Spain)
A short film wherein a man working in a morgue mutilates and defiles one of the corpses.

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Jordi Tarrida ... Médico #2
Ángel Tarris ... Celador
Xevi Collellmir ... Cadáver Vin
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An unfortunate young woman, Marta, meets her tragic end in a horrendous car accident and is later transferred to the morgue. Later that night, two mortuary technicians finish their shift, however, one of them decides to stay and locks himself in the autopsy room to be left undisturbed with Marta's fresh cadaver. Little by little, the examiner by taking his time undressing and fondling the dead body, he gets excited, mutilating and then molesting the corpse with enthusiasm, while at the same time, he takes morbid mementos with his camera. In the end, when everything is finally over, the man also takes with him another grotesque souvenir and heads back home. Written by Nick Riganas

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Art in a Dario Argento's way
23 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I've seen Nacho Cerdà's Aftermath in a local theater and I must say it blows my mind! More than it's disturbing plot, the film is a visual piece of art. Cerdà combines classical music with traveling, smooth camera's movements and fade in order to hypnotize the viewers (reminding us the camera works of the italian master Dario Argento). Also, he uses large shots to out distance the viewers from the events; allowing us to see how disturbing the dead girl's rape is. Is aesthetic is clinical, like the morgue where the short takes place, and fits perfectly with Cerdà's purpose. Finally, the sound effects are very realistic and disturbing (the sound man did a marvelous job). Also note that Cerdà uses students and teachers pathologists to build the movie's special effects (and the actions of his main character who is a pathologist).

I would resume with one phrase : Cerdà's Aftermath is an art masterpiece.


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