Set at the time of the 1973 coup in Chile, “Post Mortem” follows the path of Mario, a dour coroner’s assistant obsessed with his neighbor, a burlesque dancer. As his morgue begins to fill with bodies, and her left-wing friends are hunted down, the social fabric is torn asunder, revealing previously hidden destructive impulses. 98 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
“[Post Mortem] positively crackles with strangeness and an oppressive sense that the awfulness of what was happening was being ingested into the national bloodstream.” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian