Santiago, 1973. Mario Cornejo works at a morgue, typing out reports on autopsies performed by the coroners. During the military coup, he gets involved in a love affair with a dancer from the cabaret Bim Bam Bum. This is the story of an apparently insignificant and charmless couple. It's Chile's story during the military coup. Mario's ideal of conquering the impossible love of a woman is also the ideal of a nation trying to conquer a noble but unattainable political model.<BR>
Pablo Larraín’s “Post Mortem” observes the political turmoil in Chile, from the perspective of a morgue worker, after the 1973 military coup that overthrew the Allende government.
2012-04-10 | By A. O. SCOTT | Read the New York Times Review of Post Mortem