Orozco the Embalmer (2001)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 49

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AKA: Orozco el Embalsamador
Directed by: Kiyotaka Tsurisaki
Starring: Froilan Orozco (Himself)
Country: Japan, Colombia, Asian Cinema, South American Cinema
Language: Spanish (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:32:02
Genres: Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Based on a True Story, Misery-Depressing

Plot – Spoilers:
Set in a derelict town of Bogota, Colombia, Orozco the Embalmer is a documentary that follows an experienced embalmer Froilan Orozco and his fellowmen as they deal with the almost daily influx of accident and murder victims. The process of making a dead body presentable to family members is unflinchingly captured and what makes it a hard hitting work is the depressing shadow of the townsfolk who live their lives around the bodies constantly littering their streets.

It also provides a perhaps shocking insight into how resilient a dead body can be to crude, rude handling by rusty, seemingly inappropriate implements. And yet how effective and efficient these scrap tools can be in the hands of skilled and experienced men.

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fishes
fishes
September 10, 2019 11:37 am

Wow much love for uploading this here, hard to find little gem. Not really all that well made but it has a gritty raw charm that is unlike anything I’ve seen so far.

youshotbambi
youshotbambi
April 18, 2020 9:02 pm

This is an absolutely fascinating documentary regarding embalming in Colombia. Mad how different it is done there. 10/10, worth the watch.

The Ripper
The Ripper
June 14, 2020 6:09 pm

Excellent! I would add it to the “Mondo movies” genre too! 🙂

名無しさんfrankrenda
名無しさんfrankrenda
March 12, 2021 1:25 am

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Mr.maggot
Mr.maggot
March 15, 2021 10:35 pm

What a movie. It isn’t very well produced and the producer isn’t very good at what he does either, in fact the little things he adds are severally offputing, even more so than the imagery it self, but what it lacks in cinematographic Fidelity it makes up with its absolutely brutal rawness. It captures its Environment with little effort as it is. No romantic depictions, no social criticism, no message. It is simply About the job of Orozco the embalmer, or More Precisely, it seems to be about the guy with a camera standing in a little shack in a… Read more »

Wuzgucci831
Wuzgucci831
Reply to  Mr.maggot
October 9, 2021 7:03 am

Very Well Said. I could not agree more.

Neverborn
Neverborn
June 10, 2021 4:14 am

Death. The ultimate mystery and the reason for life. This is mind bending and life changing.

pump cannon
pump cannon
June 26, 2021 12:07 am

The ‘best parts’ are on a shockumentary… I can’t remember which. The 90’s are a haze at the best of times.

damn
damn
July 9, 2021 11:05 pm

Really cool watch. This one had a hell of an atmosphere to it

cumguy fuckmaster
cumguy fuckmaster
July 18, 2021 6:47 am

only retarded queers would like this dribble

Annihilist
Annihilist
Reply to  cumguy fuckmaster
September 11, 2021 9:06 pm

So you loved it?

iceman Jones phd
iceman Jones phd
July 23, 2021 10:10 am

Fascinating and beautiful documentary. The soundtrack was eclectic but sometimes it was jarring and unnecessary. I get setting atmosphere with the shots of the surrounding area and people but it dragged on from the whole reason this film was interesting. Honestly the most unsettling thing for me was the fact that he wasn’t embalmed and had no grave. It was an honor to watch the final care of a humans life in the care of those that have grace and skill.

Annihilist
Annihilist
September 11, 2021 9:05 pm

Thanks for the share! Been looking for this.

Alex Hogendorp
Alex Hogendorp
September 19, 2021 5:37 am

That is some serious dedication. A job like this requires such a strong stomach.

Vic
Vic
November 20, 2021 11:49 pm

Gruesome but the scariest part for me was the town of Bogota, Columbia. What a frightening place. Orozco wasn’t delicate with the corpses and the job doesn’t call for that but the other embalmer was really rough with the woman corpse. I think he was playing it up for the camera. Good documentary. Sad ending.

Julius Casablanca
Julius Casablanca
January 7, 2022 1:30 pm

Japan + Colombia = Retarded productions;

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