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The Embalmer back to product details

Strange and Quietly Creepy
written by talltale May 19, 2004 - 8:29 PM PDT
3 out of 4 members found this review helpful
THE EMBALMER ought to have been called The Taxidermist, since that's what the main character does for a living. Definitely one of those "in-between" films that offers, for every good moment, another that doesn't work so well. The leads actors are fine (Valerio Foglia Manzillo, in fact, is one of the hottest, most beautiful young men in current films) and the story manages to be both obvious in some ways and subtle in others, constantly waffling between interesting and creepy/unpleasant. Much is alluded to rather than explained in detail, which may put off those who find foreign films "slow." I wish the DVD transfer had been better: the copy I watched was NOT widescreen, and the print quality was mostly crummy. Still, "The Embalmer" held our interest, and it'll probably hold yours.


(Average 5.48)
27 Votes
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