AKA: Orozco el Embalsamador
Directed by: Kiyotaka Tsurisaki
Starring: Froilan Orozco (Himself)
Country: Japan, Colombia, Asian Cinema, South American Cinema
Language: Spanish (Eng Subs)
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.