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  • The mortician is a lone-wolf, emotionally cold and distant to the outside world and it's inhabitants. But then a boy shows up at his doorstep after witnessing his mother's murder and his world of solitude is turned upside down.

  • A mortician's (Method Man) life is suddenly changed when a dead woman's body comes into his morgue, jolting old memories from his past. As days go by, he starts seeing a young boy hiding around the vicinity of his morgue. When they finally speak, the mortician learns that the boy wants to enter the morgue to see his dead mother one last time. The person who killed his mother is also after him. The mortician goes out of his way to ensure the boy has closure while at the same time keeping him safe from harm, in an attempt to achieve closure to his own personal tragedy.


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  • THE MORTICIAN is a contemporary urban noir. A redemption tale, the story of a man stepping from darkness into to light, one man's struggle through the violence and corruption of a dying city where the poor are corralled into lawless ghettos. Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated.

    He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). A volatile youth working as part of his parole, Noah brings the notorious gangster, Carver (Dash Mihok), to the mortuary door. The Mortician's attention is pricked by the tattoo of Botticelli's 'Birth of Venus' inked on the body of a murdered woman (Judy Marte), that arrives at the morgue, triggering a series of haunting dreams from his childhood.

    Discovering a scared child, Kane (Cruz Santiago), fleeing the morgue, he's forced to act. Kane sparks The Mortician's emotional awakening. They become reluctant allies struggling for redemption. They flee from danger, determined to escape the physical and emotional chains that threaten to imprison them forever.

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