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    Post Mortem


    by previewnetworksuk

    Santiago, 1973. Mario Cornejo works at a morgue, typing out reports on autopsies performed by the coroners. During the military coup, he gets involved in a love affair with a dancer from the cabaret Bim Bam Bum. This is the story of an apparently insignificant and charmless couple. It's Chile's story during the military coup. Mario's ideal of conquering the impossible love of a woman is also the ideal of a nation trying to conquer a noble but unattainable political model. Set in one of Chile's darkest and bloodiest periods, Post Mortem weaves together three cinematographic, aesthetic and ethical strands - the testimonial, the historical and the fictional - seeking its poetic rhythm in the confusion, absurdity and aftermath of a journey with no purpose. Larraín's last film, Tony Manero, wowed audiences and won numerous awards after its premiere at the Cannes Director's Fortnight, and opened to critical acclaim in the UK.