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Thanatomorphose (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror | 21 January 2014 (USA)
Thanatomorphose is an hellenic word meaning the visible signs of an organism's decomposition caused by death. One day, a young and beautiful girl a wakes up and finds her flesh rotting.

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Éric Falardeau

Writer:

Éric Falardeau
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Kayden Rose Kayden Rose ... Laura
Davyd Tousignant ... Antoine
Émile Beaudry ... Julian
Karine Picard ... Anne
Roch-Denis Gagnon Roch-Denis Gagnon ... Stephan
Eryka Cantieri Eryka Cantieri ... Marie (as Eryka L. Cantieri)
Pat Lemaire
Simon Laperrière Simon Laperrière
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Inexplicably, a lively young woman is slowly dying. What started as a rash and a grotesque dark bruise, it keeps spreading, and, even though she still holds on, a terrible scourge is eating her alive from the inside. Now, her job at the hospital, her friends, and her love life have all become fractions of a once-regular life, as, sooner or later, her body will blemish from the blooming flowers of decay, and the stigmata of an unfathomable punishment that demands a transcendental change. Little by little--as the festering wounds claim the remaining flesh--the woman finds herself reduced to a mere fragment of her former self, with a few grim Polaroids being the only remnants of her existence. Inevitably, before Death's omnipotence, any resistance is futile, as the feeble and malleable flesh succumbs to life's ultimate truth: what was once alive, undoubtedly, shall perish. Written by Nick Riganas

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A strange and claustrophobic tale of sexuality, horror and bodily fluids, THANATOMORPHOSE is a tasty treat that will have your gag-reflex working overtime! See more »

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(As himself): [Referring to the bruise] Where did you get that?
(As herself): I don't know. It was there when I woke up this morning. Maybe it's just a spider bite...
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Written by 'The Black Angels'
Courtesy of Light In The Attic Records
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An audacious, flabbergasting and sickening film -not bad for a start!
27 April 2014 | by t-rexx-568-196825See all my reviews

Many comments on this film out there have been derogative, blaming its slow tempo and overall lack of action. I guess these critics just missed the point entirely. Thanatomorphose is NOT a movie about zombies. Viewers should not expect to see Romero-style walking dead running, or shambling after their prey. The slow tempo is, IMO, completely intentional, in phase with the actual body decomposition process... Interestingly, the process starts concurrently with the discovery, by the female sculptor, or her sudden lack of interest in her art. Also, and that's the main flaw of the movie for me, the connexion between the decomposition process and the growing lust is obvious, but difficult to grasp for the viewer. I guess the whole movie is probably a metaphor for aging: the body corruption is inevitable, while both feeling of love and lust -which are recurrent in Thanatomorphose- might grow stronger in some cases. Beyond these comments, a warning to all would-be viewers: it's a tough one to watch. Put it this way: if you watch it with your friends next Friday, and none of them makes fun of you after it, then they are REAL friends...


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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CAD40,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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