Unremarkable is a short film written and directed by Jared Anderson about the journey of a woman’s body who is shot and killed on a vacation with her family. The film deals with the death at its beginning in arguably the most straightforward way possible, yet in doing so it becomes practically high concept. We follow the body through its subsequent journey, from discovery, to investigation, then examination, looking all the while to make sense of the tragedy. Through the progression of professionals, one is struck by the clinical nature of the interactions people have with the body; the routine, though not disrespectful, nature that one handles the dead when it is your job. With humor, and alacrity, the film speeds along enjoyably for the morbidly curious, but when it smashes smack into the particularity of deep individual grief, the tone shifts and the film reveals itself as an intricate marvel.


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