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Post Mortem (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 11 April 2012 (USA)
In Chile, 1973, during the last days of Salvador Allende's presidency, an employee at a Morgue's recording office falls for a burlesque dancer who mysteriously disappears.

Director:

Pablo Larraín

Writers:

Eliseo Altunaga (screenplay advisor), Mateo Iribarren | 1 more credit »
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfredo Castro ... Mario Cornejo
Antonia Zegers ... Nancy Puelma
Jaime Vadell Jaime Vadell ... Dr. Castillo
Amparo Noguera ... Sandra
Marcelo Alonso ... Víctor
Marcial Tagle ... Capitán Montes
Santiago Graffigna Santiago Graffigna ... David Puelma
Ernesto Malbran Ernesto Malbran ... Arturo Puelma
Aldo Parodi Aldo Parodi ... Pato
Mario Cornejo Mario Cornejo ... Auxiliar
Varinia Aguilera Varinia Aguilera ... Señora Casino
Juan Quezada Juan Quezada ... Portero
Marcelo Valdivieso Marcelo Valdivieso ... Boletero / Herido
Adriano Castillo Adriano Castillo ... Humorista
Miguel Angel León Miguel Angel León ... Sub Tte. Lara
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Storyline

Mario, 55, works in a morgue typing autopsy reports. In the midst of the 1973 Chilean coup, he fantasizes about his neighbor Nancy, a cabaret dancer, who mysteriously disappears on September the 11th. After a violent Army raid on her family's home, he hears about the arrest of her brother and father, a prominent Communist and Salvador Allende supporter. Troubled and madly passionate over the loss of his would-be lover, Mario begins his frantic search for Nancy. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Quotes

Sandra: These people were not here. Why are they here now?
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Connections

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Haunting but incredible
9 September 2011 | by da_stikmanSee all my reviews

Chilean director Pablo Larrain successfully out-does his previous masterpiece 'Tony Manero'.

'Post Mortem' builds gradually but once the revolution invades the lives of Mario and Nancy the film never loses pace. It really is one for those who love mix of lavish cinematography combined with gritty realism that Chilean cinema does so and Larrain is truly becoming one of the masters of South American cinema.

It's a more mature, more European film than Manero but is all the better for it.

A tender, slow-burn masterpiece.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Chile]

Country:

Chile | Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

11 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Santiago '73 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,406, 15 April 2012

Gross USA:

$9,750

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$286,702
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.66:1
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