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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.07.10] Chile movie trailer news drama

Chilean director Pablo Larraín is a bit of a wild card. His sophomore effort Tony Manero (a film about a serial killer obsessed with the title character in Saturday Night Fever) was hailed by some as genius and others as a twisted mess but however you cut it, the film marked the arrival of Larraín on the world circuit and now his follow-up is turning more heads.

Taking place during the last days of the 1973 Chilean coup, Post Mortem has as its centrepiece the autopsy of Chilean President Salvador Allende but the story focuses on Mario, a man working at the morgue who falls for a woman who has mysteriously disappeared during the coup.

Admittedly, I wasn’t a big fan of Larraín’s previous film but I did love the look of it and the audacity of the story and though Post Mortem doesn’t seem quite as outlandish, I am more than a little interested to see what sort of twisted fate is ahead for Mario. Larraín doesn’t strike me as a filmmaker that shies away from the dark corners of humanity and there’s something quietly twisted about this trailer as well. The last 15 seconds of this trailer are full of quiet violence, almost taunting the viewer to overlook it.

Trailer after the break.

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