The Corpse of Anna Fritz

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.

Ivan and Javi are Pau’s only friends, and go 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.

Be warned, readers: this post is not for the faint of heart.

I once read a news article about a girl who died. The mortician who tended to her body was a necrophiliac, and in the process of having sex with her corpse, actually succeeded in reviving the girl. Her family had no idea what to do: on the one hand, this man had defiled the body of their daughter. On the other hand, he had brought her back to life.

I remember reading the article and feeling deeply disturbed. What a strange and twisted turn of events…the perfect kind of thing to use as the basis for a horror movie. Now, I’m not sure if that incident had anything to do with the creation of The Corpse of Anna Fritz, but the subject matter certainly appears similar. This is an unusual case for me, because I want to see this movie – I think it looks disturbing and creepy in a raw, gritty, independent thriller sort of way – but at the same time, I don’t know if I want to see this movie. I get the heebie-jeebies just thinking about it, and I’m not the only one. Unsurprisingly, this film is proving to be extremely controversial at SXSW.

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