THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE
2016, IFC Films, 99 min, Dir: André Øvredal

At the scene of a grisly familial massacre, a small-town Virginia police crew realizes its seemingly open-and-shut case is anything but when the nude corpse of a mysterious woman is unearthed in the basement. Seasoned coroner Tommy Tilden (Brian Cox) and his adult son, Austen (Emile Hirsch), are about to call it a night at their family-owned morgue/crematorium when the sheriff arrives with the Jane Doe in tow. Layer by layer, their forensic examination reveals evidence of inhuman internal injury belying Jane Doe’s eerily serene exterior; the they get closer to the truth of her death, they find themselves faced with their own mortality.


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