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Exclusive 1st Look Clips & Images From “The Mortician” (3D), Starring Method Man, Wendell Pierce, Others

I’ve been on the alert for anything related to this film – especially a trailer, clips, stills, etc – since we first profiled it in October 2009. Little has been unveiled since then – other than a few stills which we posted about a year later, last September.

It just made its worldwide debut at the Berlin Film Festival, in the Panorama sidebar, last Saturday.

The film I’m referring to is The Mortician from British director Gareth Maxwell Roberts, which stars Method Man (as the titular mortician), Edward Furlong and Dash Mihok. Wendell Pierce of The Wire fame also co-stars.

The film, which was actually shot and will be released in 3D, is described as “urban noir tale;” “technologically innovative and creatively groundbreaking.”

Fast-forward to today, and, thanks to the filmmaker and his production team, we have an exclusive first-look at the film – specifically, 3 extended clips from it, 2 video interviews with the director, producer, other key crew members, and Method Man, an official poster and synopsis, and a still image.

As I already stated, it premiered at the Berlinale last week, and the filmmaker is hoping for a stateside debut possibly at the Tribeca Film Festival here in NYC. But nothing’s definite yet.

First, the official synopsis reads:

THE MORTICIAN, 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 processes the corpses with steely disregard. His new employee, NOAH, a volatile youth working as part of his parole, brings the notorious gangster, CARVER, 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, triggering a series of haunting dreams. Discovering a scared child, KANE, fleeing the morgue, he’s forced to act. Kane sparks The Mortician’s emotional awakening. They become reluctant allies struggling for redemption, determined to escape the physical and emotional chains that threaten to imprison them forever.

Next, check out the 5 clips below, including a couple of interviews with the production team and Method Man (which also have clips attached to the tail end of them):

And lastly, the official poster and 1 still image (click each to enlarge):

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