The Embalmer

2002, Movie, NR, 104 mins

The Embalmer
An effectively macabre and fiendishly entertaining tale of lust, unrequited love and the fine art of taxidermy from the Italian director Matteo Garrone. Peppino Profeta (Ernesto Mahieux) is a very small, profoundly unattractive master taxidermist with a rabbity smile, a greasy comb-over and a wardrobe overflowing with flashy polyester blends. It's rumored around the run-down Italian coastal town where he plies his trade that Peppino works for the mob, and its true that he's occasionally called upon by a certain Don Pasqualino (Bernardino Terracciano) to put his skills to a less conventional use, namely extracting baggies of smuggled drugs from the body cavities of hu...
Released: 2002 Rated: NR Length: 104 mins

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