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21 July 2017

THE EMBALMER

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THE EMBALMER (L' IMBALSAMATORE)

THE EMBALMER (L' IMBALSAMATORE)

THE EMBALMER (L' IMBALSAMATORE)

original title:

L' IMBALSAMATORE

directed by:

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

presented by:

Domenico Procacci

production:

Fandango, supported by MiBACT

world sales:

country:

Italy

year:

2002

film run:

101'

format:

colour

release date:

06/09/2002

festival & awards:

Peppino is a fifty-year-old dwarf and one of the best EMBALMERS in the world. So good at his job that the Camorra employs him to fill dead bodies with drugs. Peppino never had much luck in the love stakes. He is gay and falls in love with Valerio, a gorgeous 20-year-old boy. Valerio is fed up with his life and sees a lifeline in Peppino. The older man hires Valerio and starts seducing the boy. Peppino may be physically deformed but he has a good and gentle heart. He is very cultured, socially prominent, and rich. Peppino takes on the role of a father figure to Valerio. The only problem is that Peppino is head over heels in love with Valerio and that makes him vulnerable