TRAILER THOUGHTS: The Corpse Of Anna Fritz [2015]

A few days ago, I talked about some of my favorite foreign films that deserved to be watched. [read the whole article] I talked about how they should be given a chance, since many people are the type to shy away from subtitled films; even if they are fantastic. Today, I present to you yet another foreign film: The Corpse Of Anna Fritz.

The plot of the film follows Anna Fritz, a very famous and beautiful actress, who is widely considered one of the most desired women in the world. Suddenly, she dies. Enter Pau – a shy and introverted young man who works as an orderly at the hospital where Anna Fritz was taken to. [for her autopsy, etc] Often, when the body of a woman is brought to the morgue, he can’t resist watching her. When he enters the morgue with the corpse of Anna Fritz, he decides to take a picture of her naked body and send it to his friend Ivan. Ivan and Javi are Pau’s only friends, who often visit him while he’s on shift at the hospital. One night, when they are a little drunk, Ivan decides he wants to see the naked body of Anna… and because she isn’t going anywhere.. They agree that they can’t lose this opportunity.

talk about a “touchy” topic.. I am so sorry.

The Corpse Of Anna Fritz is being made by Hèctor Hernández Vicens, and surprisingly, this film marks his directorial debut! With the film’s obvious controversial nature, it will no doubt get people talking at SXSW this year when its given it’s World Premiere on Sunday, March 15th as part of the Midnight’s lineup. When I read the plot, and I watch the trailer, I can’t help but think of the movie Deadgirl, except instead of an abandoned asylum, which Deadgirl took place in, this film seems to take place in a morgue!

As someone who works in the funeral industry, I’m not entirely sure how to take the concept of this movie. I enjoy controversial film, hell – I like somewhat fucked up films; but this one is something else. I understand, as a foreign film [Spanish], it’s bound to cross some boundaries; but I wonder how North American audiences are going to take to it: positive? negative? I’m not able to say at this point. I guess it’s just a matter of actually watching the film – just to see how it plays out. At the end of the trailer, we see that Fritz opens her eyes, so maybe she didn’t die? I just hope the trailer didn’t ruin the film entirely; I want some surprises.. Although, if you missed it and/or haven’t seen the trailer, be sure to check it out in it’s entirety below!

Of course, my real question is; how many of you are planning on seeing this controversial film? Does it catch your attention? Or does the idea of a Spanish horror film regarding necrophilia turn you away? Let me know in a comment or two on here, or even on Facebook. While you’re over there, why not hit that “like” button? By clicking “like”, you’ll see every post the moment it’s been posted; and if that’s not convincing enough, I also share things that will not be featured here on the blog, so be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same! Every “like” counts! Stay Weird, and as always:

THANKS FOR READING.

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2 comments

  1. just saw the movie and my only question is why it was not mentioned how she survived when everyone thought she was dead – did she just stage her death? i dont even know

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