Feature - International / UK premiere

Post Mortem

  • Pablo Larraín /
  • Chile, Mexico, Germany /
  • 2010 /
  • 98 mins

Marcelo Alonso, Alfredo Castro, Amparo Noguera / Fiction / Spanish

A subtle, precise examination of Chile buckling under the Pinochet regime.

Chile in the 1970s and a series of calamitous events are kick started when burlesque dancer Nancy Puelmas is fired by her cantankerous boss before becoming trapped in a protest march. Like Larrain’s previous film, Tony Manero and featuring the same lead actor-the highly controlled, rigourously elegant framing gels beautifully with the handheld photography to generate a visual tone at once formally compelling and convincingly realistic.

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