Belgium/French title DES MORTS [The Dead]
Thierry Zéno ˇ Dominique Garny ˇ Jean-Pol Ferbus
This somber, critically-acclaimed
documentary was filmed in exotic locations all over the world. The movie
deals with death and dying, including scenes showing a brutal execution
of a Filipino rebel, a human body melting inside a crematory, doctors
in an emergency ward trying to save the victim of multiple stab wounds,
plus much more. Lots of dead bodies in a various states of decomposition...
dissected, autopsied, cremated, burned and awaiting burial (highlighting
last rites from Nepal, Thailand, United States, Belgium and Korea).
The entire crew responsible
FUCKING MOVIE (Wedding Trough) delivered this morbid guided-tour
in 1979, promoted as a more authentic version of the FACES
series as well as the ever-popular Mondo films. Jean-Pol Ferbus had
a brief assistant director career [for the aforementioned PIG
FUCKING MOVIE and the perverse Amsterdam thriller MASCARA]
before his death in 1999. His co-directors here are Thierry Zéno
and Dominque Garny. Some sources insist Thierry and Dominque are, in fact,
the same person. Besides this movie, Dominque's filmography includes only
the starring role in PIG
FUCKING. Thierry Zéno has a more extensive resumé
that officially begins with helming PIG
FUCKING in 1974. After that production, he made numerous short
documentaries [mostly death-based] before his own demise from cancer in
June of 2017 at age 67.
film; fullscreen, uncut version (100 min.), with English subtitles,
DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable on any American machine.
Extras include selected Mondo trailers.
Violence/Gore/Nudity/Animal Cruelty/Actual Death Footage
For Mature Audiences Only