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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.


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

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La morgue See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Production Co:

42,IM Global,Impostor Pictures See more »
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The production filmed at Home Farm in Selling, Kent, which doubled as the exterior and kitchen of the Tilden family home. See more »

Goofs

When Tommy is providing what he believes is Jane Doe's backstory or history, he mistakenly says she was one of the victims at the Salem Witch Trials, and continues by saying the victims were all young girls. The young girls at the Witch Trials were the instigators and not the victims as Tommy states. In fact, it would have been the reverse of what he describes: Jane Doe would have been in the group of adults who were persecuted by the young girls. 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 movie was "Troll Hunter" (2010). See more »

Connections

References The Notebook (2004) See more »

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Open Up Your Heart
Written by Stuart Hamblen
Performed by The Hamblens
(p) 1954 Recording Courtesy of Hamblen Music Company
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Creepy as Hell
21 December 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

And a simply wonderful throwback to the 1970s when horror was, well, horror -- and not based on gimmicks like "found footage" but rather genuine scene-setting, story building, audience engagement, and full-tilt creepiness.

Probably destined to become a classic.

Brian Cox is this generation's Donald Pleasence, that is to say, a character actor who could not give a bad performance if he tried yet is destined to never actually stand out in any single production because that is his style.

Director André Øvredal is one of those rare finds -- an auteur with (so far) a small body of work who is producing better and better films. This suggests that over time he will probably give us bigger and better treats to come.

And while Ophelia Lovibond does not get a lot of screen time, the exposure she does have will only add to her fan base. An American accent so natural you would think she was trained by Hugh Laurie and a performance so sweet you might not even recognize her (unless you looked twice) as the very same actress that underpinned an entire season of Elementary.

Recommended? This is a must-see!


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