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The Autopsy of Jane Doe

  • 2016
  • US
  • 99 min
  • Directed by: André Øvredal
  • Cast: Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Olwen Kelly

Two morticians (Cox and Hirsch) carry out an autopsy on a mysterious murder victim (Kelly), revealing years of abuse and torture. Øvredal does a fantastic job at ramping up tension, and Hirsch and Cox have great comic timing, but the good intentions are considerably undermined by the principal female character being a silent naked corpse on a slab.

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe

13 Oct 20163 stars

LFF 2016: Unsettling horror from the director of Troll Hunter whose feminist agenda is undermined by its conceit

Norwegian filmmaker André Øvredal made his mark on the cinematic landscape with the tense and memorable mockumentary Troll Hunter, set against the vast snowy backdrop of his home country. With his first English-language feature he swaps the giant white…

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