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Des morts (1979)

Unrated | | Documentary | 21 November 1979 (France)
This morbid, unusual, and critically acclaimed documentary was filmed in the most exotic locations all over the world. Of the Dead (Des Morts) deals with death, the soon dead, and the ... See full summary »
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A "shockumentary" consisting of a collection of mostly real archive footage displaying mankind at its most depraved and perverse, displaying bizarre rites, cruel behavior and bestial violence.

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This morbid, unusual, and critically acclaimed documentary was filmed in the most exotic locations all over the world. Of the Dead (Des Morts) deals with death, the soon dead, and the living they leave behind. Our senses are shown no mercy as we witness the brutal execution of a Phillippine Guerrilla. We are literally taken inside a cremation chamber while a human body melts and finally crumbles into nothingness. We witness-first hand- doctors trying to save a victim of multiple stab wounds, all close up, in graphic detail leaving nothing to the imagination. For those who think they have seen it all, Of the Dead, dares to be seen. Written by Anonymous

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The Masterful Documentary About Death and Dying See more »

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France | Belgium

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English

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21 November 1979 (France) See more »

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Of the Dead See more »

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Tame
26 March 2006 | by Sean RileySee all my reviews

Agreed.

This is a pretty tame entry into the death reality genre. I'm not sure it belongs as a shockumentary, either, although there are some disturbing images present.

The only real notoriety concerning this movie is the fact that some of the footage (obviously in the public domain) was used in the z-grade flick NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIES. More specifically, the footage detailing the funeral preparations of a tribal person.

This may serve as a good primer for those with weak constitutions, yet still curious about death. Otherwise, this documentary is pretty boring and without shock (not necessarily a bad thing).


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