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212 Ratings

The Embalmer


Directed by Matteo Garrone
Italy, 2002
Drama, Thriller, LGBT+


Peppino (Mahieux) is an aging taxidermist constantly ridiculed for being short and somewhat creepy. He meets Valerio (Manzillo), a handsome young man fascinated by Peppino’s work.

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The Embalmer Directed by Matteo Garrone

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2002 | Directors' Fortnight

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2003 | 2 wins including: Best Producer

2003 | 3 nominations including: Best Director

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