THE WAY TO EDEN
Der weg nach Eden
AT, 1995, DCP, VO DE ST ANG OND, 80'
Jörg Buttgereit suggested this clear-eyed, philosophical documentary about the chief pathologist in a morgue on the outskirts of Budapest. At home, he leads a regular life with his family; at work, he dissects and eviscerates cadavers, peels back faces and cracks open craniums – all shown in non-sensationalist but unflinching detail.