10 Dec '14, 8am

'The Undertaker': Singapore Review

'The Undertaker': Singapore Review

The Manila-based Italian documentarian Andrea Capranico 's first feature-length outing is about a wannabe chef working on a graveyard shift – literally. Set in a suburb in the Philippine capital, The Undertaker 's protagonist is Ivan "Buddy" Garcia , an affluent young man who spends his mornings and afternoons perfecting his culinary skills – and then goes to work in the evenings as a security officer at a cemetery teeming with a decades-old squatter's community. Just as Capranico's own background is – a chemistry master's degree followed by a spell in business consultancy before he reboots himself as a filmmaker – the contrasts in life trajectories shown in The Undertaker are striking. Ivan is shown thrilled by both making creamy roux at his state-of-the-art kitchen at home, and getting his hands dirty while walking his beat among the tombs; meanwhile, the have-nots have ...

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