Orozco the Embalmer


Release Date: January 1, 2001

Original name: Orozco el Embalsamador

Status: Released

Running time: 1h 32m

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In 1996, Tsurisaki Kiyotaka, one of Japan’s most infamous death photographers, ventured into the center of Hell itself- the Rue Morgue neighborhood of Bogota, Colombia. With death and murder rampant, the corpses eventually find their way to embalmer Froilan Orozco, who has been tending the dead for over 50 years. It only makes sense the two would become acquaintances. Over the next few years Kiyotaka filmed Orozco at work, embalming everyone from murder victims to the elderly. Orozco the Embalmer (Orozco el Embalsamador) is the result, a gut wrenching look at corpses and the man who prepares them.

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Orozco the Embalmber (Spanish: Orozco el embalsamador) is a 2001 Spanish-language Japanese mondo film directed by Kiyotaka Tsurisaki. It follows a Colombian embalmer named Froilan Orozco Duarte, who is shown living in an impoverished and crime-ridden area of Bogotá, Colombia, where the homicide rate is high and corpses can be seen on the streets. The film comprises footage taken over a period of several years, documenting in a graphic cinéma vérité manner Orozco's embalming of corpses. Orozco died during the production of the film.
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