When Carlo's uncle died on a Sunday morning, the only option they can find and afford is a shady funeral home, but what Carlos does not know is that the manager of the funeral home has a side business, he sells the bodies of the dead to universities. Carlos demands his uncle's body and ends up falling in love with the embalmer's daughter.Written by
During the scene of the practice in the medicine school, with all the students gathering around the corpse of Carlos's uncle, we can see in a shot that the actor who plays the uncle dead is moving his eyelids. See more »
Excellent movie... reminds of the best of Spanish and Italian dark humor
I saw this movie in Mexico City on 2/20/07. I was told it was dark humor. Actually, it is much much more. The story develops, and although there may be a little repetition in the 2nd third of the film, it is a mixture of thriller, social commentary, humor and, hidden behind the darkness, all kind of love... father figure missing the point, coming of age inside a coffin, the tough and rough world of body trading... One thing for sure. You will not be bored. The actors really do their parts superbly; the story is intriguing, the sound and images are crisp. In short, a good movie to laugh and wonder, to shudder and come out of the theater with a bittersweet feeling; mostly the giddy feeling of having watched a well-made film.
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