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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

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A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.

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André Øvredal
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brian Cox ... Tommy
Emile Hirsch ... Austin
Ophelia Lovibond ... Emma
Michael McElhatton ... Sheriff Burke
Olwen Catherine Kelly ... Jane Doe (as Olwen Kelly)
Jane Perry ... Lieutenant Wade
Parker Sawyers ... Trooper Cole
Mary Duddy Mary Duddy ... Irene Daniels
Mark Phoenix Mark Phoenix ... Louis Tannis
Sydney Sydney ... Stanley the Cat
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Storyline

Cox and Hirsch play father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.

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Every body has a secret.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence, unsettling grisly images, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Autopsy of Jane Doe See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2016, and was released on December 21. See more »

Goofs

After Jane Doe's body is brought in to the morgue on a trolley/gurney, Emma leaves. The exterior shot showing Emma's car drive away shows the drive was blocked. There is no room for an ambulance or any other vehicle to have passed Emma's car, nor is there enough room to have pushed a gurney up the drive to the house. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Trooper Cole: Sheriff, you gotta get down here.
Sheriff Burke: We got an ID on her?
Trooper Cole: No, sir. No relation to Paul and Carol.
Lieutenant Wade: Who's she?
Sheriff Burke: Well, for now, she's a Jane Doe.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the "Special thanks" section, the last entry is the single word: "Troll". André Øvredal's previous feature film was Trollhunter (2010). See more »


Soundtracks

Love You All I Can
Written by Ronald Gardner (BMI)
Performed by The Bootmen
Published by Valet Publishing Company (BMI)
The Bootmen appear courtesy of Etiquette Records
Under license by Ford Music Services
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Excellent mix of mystery and horror
2 January 2017 | by mathieu_feltenSee all my reviews

Without spoiling this movie, let me sum up my impression after I just finished watching "The Autopsy Of Jane Doe". I went out without seeing the trailer, so I thought it was a police/detective movie at first.

But it didn't take long for us to realize it was a horror movie.

Acting : excellent. Bryan Cox and Emile Hirsh play a very believable pair of father-son, working at the family morgue.

Story : very different from the usual horror movies. I appreciated it, as I grew tired of the same ghosts, zombie, vampire stories.

Directing : smart use of the shadows without being excessive.

I highly recommend it.


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