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Directed by Matteo Garrone
Music by Banda Osiris
Cinematography Marco Onorato
Edited by Marco Spoletini
Language Italian

L'imbalsamatore (internationally released as The Embalmer and The Taxidermist) is a 2002 Italian noir - drama film directed by Matteo Garrone. The film was selected for the Quinzaine des Realisateurs in the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The plot is based on real events.[2] For his performance in the film Ernesto Mahieux won the David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actor.[3] The film was also awarded with a David di Donatello for Best Script[4] and two Nastro d'Argento awards for best editing and best producer.[5]



  1. ^ Fulvia Caprara (25 April 2002). "CANNES cose nuove dal mondo". La Stampa. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Stella Cervasio (2 Sep 2002). "L' imbalsamatore napoletano". La Repubblica. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Stella Cervasio (11 April 2003). "Mahieux, divo a 56 anni". La Repubblica. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Giovanna Grassi (10 April 2003). "David, trionfa Ozpetek Muccino senza premi". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Maria Pia Fusco (13 June 2003). "Nastro d' argento a Salvatores". La Repubblica. 

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