Post Mortem ★★★★

Set during the last days of Salvador Allende’s presidency, the director and star of Tony Manero once again team up to produce another disturbing dramatic depiction of Chile’s dark history. The film starkly depicts the violence of the Pinochet coup by way of a stone faced civil servant who transcribes autopsies. Director Pablo Larraín maintains this story arose from his fascination with the autopsy of Allende and his own desire to explore the transformation of Chile during this period.