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Orozco el embalsamador (2001)

A Documentary about the grim work of an embalmer in one of the poorest and most dangerous parts in Colombia.

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Kiyotaka Tsurisaki
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The Documentary portraits the gruesome work of Froilan Orozco, a former police officer who now is an embalmer, with over 40 years of experience as a mortician, Orozco prepares the corpses for burial in one of the poorest and more violent parts of Colombia. Written by jairhcastillo

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Japan

Language:

Spanish

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July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Orozco the Embalmer See more »

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Colombia

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1.33 : 1
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Unflinching gritty documentary.
17 October 2011 | by nasteen8See all my reviews

I just watched this movie last night for the first time and wow, what an experience that was.

First off, this is a very well done documentary about an embalmer in the poorest parts of Columbia. The overall sense of filth and grime in this movie make it all that more appealing/appalling for the audience. I learned of this film through the blogs of extreme horror fans but this little gem is on a shelf by itself. There are no depictions of glorified violence, no stunts, no gimmicks, just matter-of-fact filming of what happens in the poorest neighborhoods after you die.

Most people wouldn't be able to handle, let alone like, this film but it is a very real take on life and death. Life is not always a happy ending and we all end up dead one day. Sometimes it's good to face that to appreciate life just a little more.

If you have a good nerve and want to see what happens after you die, check this out. If you have a weak stomach, I'd probably pass this one over.

8/10*


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