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Enbalming (1999)

Enbamingu (original title)

Director:

Shinji Aoyama

Writer:

Michiko Matsuda (based on the novel by) (as Saki Amemiya)
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Kôjirô Hongô Kôjirô Hongô
Masatoshi Matsuo Masatoshi Matsuo
Yutaka Matsushige
Hitomi Miwa Hitomi Miwa ... Girl with four personalities
Toshio Shiba Toshio Shiba
Seijun Suzuki
Reiko Takashima Reiko Takashima
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 July 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

EM Embalming See more »

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Graphic as the title implies
18 June 2004 | by kuuzoSee all my reviews

'Embalming' is the story of Miyako, a woman who decides to become an embalmer after being moved by the life-like look of her mother's embalmed corpse after it is returned to her family from overseas.

Miyako finds herself drawn into a strange mystery when the head of a suicide victim she embalms is cut off and stolen. Not a particularly interesting movie on its own, but is interesting insofar as the way the practice is portrayed socially - embalming isn't done much in Japan, and seems to still be an oddity.

A very graphic embalming scene and several shots of severed limbs makes this a movie you'd want to watch only if you have a strong stomach.


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