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  • Summary: Pablo Larrain's follow-up to Tony Manero is another look at one man's psychosis set against a country's political and moral turmoil -- here, a lonely morgue clerk whose infatuation with the burlesque dancer next door plays out against the violent chaos of Chile's 1973 military coup. (Kino Lorber)
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  1. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    Apr 8, 2012
    90
    Pablo Larrain's breathtaking visual command makes for enthralling viewing in Post Mortem, a rigorous, formally controlled yet emotionally gripping drama set during Chile's bloody 1973 military coup.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Apr 9, 2012
    83
    Post Mortem portrays the specter of dictatorship through the lens of one man's private hell.
  3. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Apr 11, 2012
    83
    Larrain crafts Post Mortem as a slow, quiet character study, narrowing in on Castro in his home and office while the world outside descends into madness.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Apr 11, 2012
    75
    Rather than rushing to determine the cause of death – of love, or of a country -- it stubbornly keeps listening for a heartbeat, even though there may not be one.
  5. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    Apr 10, 2012
    70
    Often drolly, coolly morbid, Post Mortem also operates just as effectively in a more nakedly direct register.
  6. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    Apr 8, 2012
    70
    Intriguing but understated.
  7. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Apr 10, 2012
    60
    With his sophomore feature, "Tony Manero" (2008), filmmaker Pablo Larraín gave us both a memorably maniacal main character and a black-joke metaphor about the free-floating psychosis wafting through Pinochet's Chile.

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