The Corpse of Anna Fritz – Spain, 2015 – reviews

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The Corpse of Anna Fritz is a 2015 Spanish horror feature film directed by Hèctor Hernández Vicens from a screenplay co-written with Isaac P. Creus.

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Plot:

Anna Fritz is a very famous and beautiful actress, considered one of the most desired women in the world. Suddenly, she dies.

Pau works as an orderly at the hospital where Anna Fritz was taken to. Pau is a shy and introverted youth. Often, when the body of a young woman is brought to the morgue, he can’t resist watching her. When he enters the morgue with the corpse of Anna Fritz, he takes a picture of her naked body and sends it to his friend Ivan.

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Ivan and Javi are Pau’s only friends and go to visit him at the hospital. They are a little drunk and Ivan wants to see the naked body of Anna Fritz. She is there. They can’t lose this opportunity…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Extremely suspenseful while still being a bit predictable, the film is constructed quite methodically. Early on, it becomes pretty clear where the story is headed—and there are no real surprises on that end—but the performances are great…” Cinema Slasher

“Having demonstrated intent to sell a taboo with some taste instead of exploiting it sensationally, only then does Vicens willingly open the figurative door wider. Vaulting over initial uncertainty in the premise, The Corpse of Anna Fritz is not as disturbing to watch as one might fear.  Its intention is self-contained suspense entertainment, and it mostly succeeds through sincere filmmaking…” Culture Crypt

“It’s not that the film becomes bad, just that it turns into a decently constructed genre flick, which is a bit disappointing after the promise of the first act. Even so, it looks great throughout, making much of the cool pallor of cold fluorescent light on skin and the textures of sterilised white tiles and grimily industrial hospital machinery. The performances are also top notch…” London City Nights

“The horror doesn’t come from bloodied floors and violent outbursts, but instead man’s primal instincts of protection, and more importantly, Anna’s state of paralysis. The subtext is flowing with society’s celebutante obsession, translated into a maddening decision to violate a young woman’s lifeless body, but the abusive fear caught in Anna’s eyes immediately strikes viewers through her cold, helpless stare.” We Got This Covered

Release:

The film premiered at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival in Austin, Texas on March 2015.

Watch trailer on YouTube

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