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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.

Director:

Nacho Cerdà

Writer:

Nacho Cerdà
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Cast overview:
Pep Tosar ... Forense
Jordi Tarrida Jordi Tarrida ... Médico #2
Ángel Tarris Ángel Tarris ... Celador
Xevi Collellmir 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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Short | Horror

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Lacrimosa
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Grisly necrophiliac opus.
29 August 2005 | by Ky-DSee all my reviews

Oft lamented gore short in the same vein as 'Necromantik', though arguably a superior product.

A coroner performers his daily duties of managing the dead, but when the day ends and all others go home the dead are his to do what he pleases.

Timeing in at a mere 30 minutes and lacking any spoken dialogue, the film is very short on story. Aside form a couple quick bits out side of the operating room, the film doesn't concern itself with story details; it already knows exactly what it wants to show you. That being the graphic dismemberment and eventual sexual desecration of the dead. Showing as much of the process as the (very convincing) corpse effects will allow, hardly a detail is spared from view.

The coup de grace is, of course, meant to be the ultimate act of intercourse with a gutted out body, yet that was not the scene that affected me the most. A different scene involving a more real-world process of preparing a cadaver was (to my mind) more disturbing. It was so simple, by the numbers and unemotional, and no matter what I will be there someday.

Technically the film is outstanding. Effective camera use, perfect lighting, and a great use of both music and excellent sound effects. It could be argued that the film needs something resembling a story to further flesh out, and I would both agree and argue against it. Without a deeper story, the gory visuals do lose some emotional impact, but adding to much more would have thrown off the pace and dulled the impact of the film.

Definitely shocking, undeniably well made, but to simple to garner more than a curiosity viewing. Genre fans only please.

8/10


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Country:

Spain

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Release Date:

8 October 1994 (Spain) See more »

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Waken Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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