The Embalmer

Film

Time Out says

Odd, sporadically engrossing and finally almost appealing, this little film is about a young man who gets a job working with a diminutive, strangely charming taxidermist, only to discover that he does jobs for the Mob and can be very possessive, especially when the apprentice finds himself a girlfriend. It's intermittently amusing and unsettling, but the narrative can get wayward and the direction heavy-handed, with flashy shots hard to fathom in terms of precise relevance or import. However, the spirited performances by a charismatic cast make it watchable.

Details

Release details

Duration:
101 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Matteo Garrone
Screenwriter:
Matteo Garrone, Ugo Chiti, Massimo Gaudioso
Cast:
Ernesto Mahieux
Valerio Foglia Manzillo
Elisabetta Rocchetti

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