Mario, 55, works in a morgue typing autopsy reports. In the midst of the 1973 Chilean coup, he fantasizes about his neighbor Nancy, a cabaret dancer, 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 madly passionate over the loss of his would-be lover, Mario begins his frantic search for Nancy. Will compete for the Golden Lion at the next Venice Festival. Larraín’s previous film, Tony Manero, was presented at Horizontes Latinos in 2008. –San Sebastian Film Festival
Pablo Larraín was born in 1976 in Santiago, Chile, where he studied audiovisual communication at UNIACC University. He is a founding member of Fabula, a production company producing feature films, television and commercials. In 2005, he directed his first feature film Fuga. In 2007 Pablo Larraín made his second feature film, Tony Manero. The film received its world premiere in May 2008 in the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. Post Mortem is his third feature film. —cinemadautor.cat
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