55-year-old Mario works in a morgue typing autopsy reports. In the midst of the 1973 Chilean coup and the last days of Salvador Allende’s presidency, he fantasises about his neighbour, a cabaret dancer, Nancy, who mysteriously disappears on September the 11th. After a violent army raid on her family’s home, he hears about the arrest of her brother and father, a prominent Communist and Salvador Allende supporter. Troubled and spurred on by the thought of losing his would-be lover, Mario begins his frantic search for Nancy. Allende’s government has been overthrown and people are dying in the streets. The Chilean Army seizes the morgue and numerous corpses pile up, but Mario can’t get his mind off of Nancy. He carries out his job, thinking that he might find her among the dead.
Pablo Larraín (b. 1976) born in Santiago de Chile. Having studied Audiovisual Communication at the UNIACC, in 2005 he directed his first feature Fuga released in Chile in 2006. In 2007, he made his second film Tony Manero selected for Films in Progress 13, enjoying its world premiere at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes 2008 and presented that same year in the Horizontes Latinos section at San Sebastian. Post Mortem is his third feature.
- Year: 2010
- Country: Chile, Germany, Mexico
- Runtime: 98 min.
- Director: Pablo Larrain
- Screenwriters: Pablo Larrain, Mateo Iribarren
- Actors: Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Amparo Noguera, Marcelo Alonso
- Cinematographer: Sergio Armstrong
- Dialogs: Spanish
- Subtitles: Lithuanian, English
- Classification: N-16
- IMDB rating: 6.6