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The Embalmer Details

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Matteo Garrone's The Embalmer tells the sad story of a love triangle. Peppino (Ernesto Mahieux), a mob-connected dwarf who works as a taxidermist, establishes a working relationship with Valerio (Valerio Foglia Manzillo), who loves animals. The closeted Peppino, who carries a torch for Valerio, is threatened when Valerio takes up with Deborah (Elisabetta Rocchetti), who moves in with the pair. Soon the tension leads to horrible acts committed by and on the different members of the group. The Embalmer was screened at the Director's Fortnight during the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:July 11, 2003

Cast

Ernesto Mahieux
as Peppino
Valerio Foglia Manzillo
as Valerio
Elisabetta Rocchetti
as Deborah
Lina Bernardi
as Deborah's mother
Pietro Biondi
as Deborah's father
Bernardino Terracciano
as Boss
Marcella Granito
as Manuela

Crew

Matteo Garrone
Director
Domenico Procacci
Producer
Matteo Garrone
Screenwriter
Massimo Gaudioso
Screenwriter
Marco Onorato
Cinematographer
Marco Spoletini
Editor
Paolo Bonfini
Art Director
Francesca Leondeff
Costume Designer
Maricetta Lombardo
Sound/Sound Designer
Salvatore Sansone
First Assistant Director
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