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1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
Peppino (Ernesto Mahieux) is a skilled but lonely taxidermist until he crosses paths with Valerio (Valerio Foglia Manzillo), a handsome waiter in search of a better job. Peppino is strangely attracted to the charismatic young man and offers him a cushy position as his apprentice. To curry favor with his pretty-boy aide, Peppino lavishes him with gifts. But when Valerio meets the beautiful Deborah (Elisabetta Rocchetti), a twisted love triangle evolves that can only spell disaster.

Cast: Ernesto Mahieux , Valerio Foglia Manzillo , Elisabetta Rocchetti , Lina Bernardi , Pietro Biondi , Bernardino Terracciano , Marcella Granito ,

Director: Matteo Garrone

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Four Ways Features, First Run

The Embalmer (2002)

Release Date: July 18th, 2003|1 hr. 41 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A dark, unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    At moments, the story skirts uncomfortably close to the grotesque. But this atmospheric oddity delivers a surprisingly sensitive take on the overwhelming ache of loneliness. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Masterful at concealing its true nature and surprising us with the turns of the story. show more

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