Berlinale

Post Mortem

Synopsis
Mario, 55, works in a morgue typing autopsy reports. In the midst of the 1973 Chilean coup, he fantasizes about his neighbour 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.


World premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2010, Competition

Key festivals and awards
FIPRESCI Award 2010
Silver Coral for Best Film 2010, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, Best Script Award, Havana International Film Festival 2010
Golden India Catalina for Best Film, Cartagena International Film Festival 2011
Best Cinematography, Lima International Film Festival 2011
Jury Award, Los Angeles Latino Film Festival 2011

Chile, 2010
Director: Pablo Larraín
Producers: Fabula (Chile), Canana (Mexico), Autentika Films (Germany)
German WCF partner: Autentika Films
World sales: Funny Ballons (France)

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in June 2009
Funding amount: 50.000 €