The Embalmer

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Peppino is an aging taxidermist constantly ridiculed for being short and somewhat creepy. He meets Valerio, a handsome young man fascinated by Peppino's work. Peppino, in turn, becomes entranced by Valerio and offers him a large salary to come work as his assistant. But when Valerio meets Deborah, their fledgling romance is threatened by an insanely jealous third wheel.

  1. Matteo Garrone

    Director, Writer

  2. Massimo Gaudioso


  3. Ugo Chiti


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ernesto Mahieux

    Ernesto Mahieux

    Peppino Profeta

  2. Valerio Foglia Manzillo


  3. Elisabetta Rocchetti

    Elisabetta Rocchetti


  4. Lina Bernardi

    Lina Bernardi

    Deborah's Mother

  5. Pietro Biondi

    Pietro Biondi

    Deborah's Father

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The Embalmer
The Embalmer



Original Title L'imbalsamatore

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 12, 2002


Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget -

Revenue $56,878.00



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