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Post Mortem

The bloody 1973 military coup in Chile is the center of this gripping drama about Mario (Alfredo Castro), a lonely morgue worker caught up in the chaos tearing apart his country. When the woman he loves, Nancy (Antonia Zegers), goes missing, Mario's political awakening begins. Mario's search for Nancy is interrupted when soldiers kidnap him and his boss (Jaime Vadell) and force them to conduct an autopsy on a secret and highly important corpse.
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Netflix Rating: 2.5
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 84%
Critics' score: 84   Audience score: 57   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Unfortunately, the pacing also moves at a zombie shuffle, with shots held past the point of ennui to agony. full review

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mesmerizing, somehow otherworldly... full review

Tom Keogh, Seattle Times

Mario's life spirals out of control in unexpected ways. full review

V.A. Musetto, New York Post

Post Mortem is - intentionally - not an engaging movie. full review

The first half's pretentiously doom-laden vibe suggests the film is slowly tunneling up its own rigor-mortised rectum. Patience, however, will be rewarded. full review

Josh Frank, Time Out New York

[A] grim, intense, mordantly comic little film... full review

A.O. Scott, New York Times

Often drolly, coolly morbid, Post Mortem also operates just as effectively in a more nakedly direct register. full review

Melissa Anderson, Village Voice

Larrain's clever use of almost humorously unconventional framings, expressively washed-out colour tones and mysterious low-key performances brings together human comedy and historical tragedy to unique, and surprisingly emotional, effect. full review

Wally Hammond, Time Out
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