Of the Dead (1979)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Shockumentary  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Belgium, France  |  
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This documentary is an explicit look at the autopsy process, with footage of actual autopsies and embalming procedures. The word "autopsy" derives from the word Greek "autopsia", and means literally "seeing with one's own eyes". Ancillary benefits include the information that can be learned, such as incorrect diagnosis or mistakes in treatment. The film details the methodical way in which an autopsy of the exterior and interior body is performed. This documentary is not for the squeamish.

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autopsy, corpse, custom [habit or practice], death, embalming, funeral, ritual, sacrifice