A Certain Kind Of Death

Unblinking and unsettling, “A Certain Kind of Death” lays bare a mysterious process that goes on all around us: What happens to people who die with no next of kin?

The award-winning documentary feature premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it received a Special Jury Prize. The film has been screened internationally in film festivals and on television.

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  • Gone4aburton

    Very good, very candid. 

  • Marie Clar

    very interesting

  • Smallvilleholden

    Very graphic. But shows the care with which the services involved deal with a deceased in the event that they have no next of kin. It also shows the lengths that they go to in an effort to try and discover family members and in the event that none are found how they try to respect the departed’s last wishes.

  • Smallvilleholden

    Very graphic. But shows the care with which the services involved deal with a deceased in the event that they have no next of kin. It also shows the lengths that they go to in an effort to try and discover family members and in the event that none are found how they try to respect the departed’s last wishes.

    • Gone4aburton

      I agree, it was sensitively made, liked the quiet bit’s where you could just watch briefly folk at work. 

  • Anonymous

    Dead on the toilet for 3 weeks.

  • E Falkenburg

    amazing

  • E Falkenburg

    amazing

  • Anonymous

    Very graphic for sure.  Not the most entertaining documentary but still pretty interesting.  Just be prepared to look away several times if you’re squeamish of dead bodies.

  • Anonymous

    Very graphic for sure.  Not the most entertaining documentary but still pretty interesting.  Just be prepared to look away several times if you’re squeamish of dead bodies.

  • Nikki143_de

    Graphic in certain spots but a well done documentary. Cried a little for the loss of these poor souls that no one claimed. I got a little ticked off with the Funeral Home director when he said that there was someone in Mr. Tanner’s spot when it clearly showed that NO ONE was in his spot and his last wishes could have been respected. Definitely a must see!

    • Cassie

      Someone was in his spot – but they had been unidentified so there was no marker.

    • Cassie

      Someone was in his spot – but they had been unidentified so there was no marker.

  • Justen Ownd

    I had suicidal thoughts. Ironically, after seeing this doc, those thoughts have disappeared completely.

    I don’t wanna be found dead after three weeks, rotting amd with maggots running up and down your head, your belly expanding (and ultimately exploding if not found in time), like that guy on the toilet.

    What was I thinking??

  • Anonymous

    As a former mortician, this doc was very accurate.  I am impressed with how much LA does for the decedents.  We never wore bunny suits or all the protective clothing – just gloves – and ruined a lot of suits as a result.  I can tell you the worst part of the job was not what you saw but what you smelled. 

  • Jennypenny

    Fantastic and very informative. I was so impressed by the level of professionalism of everyone involved in the process. Great show!!

  • Jennypenny

    Fantastic and very informative. I was so impressed by the level of professionalism of everyone involved in the process. Great show!!

  • Hollywoodartchick

    This was a really good documentary.  I live walking distance from most of the places where bodies were found, and it really makes you think about how a lot of the poor, single people in this town will end their days here.  Great commentary on how our bodies, once we are done with them, are just shells to dispose of, and, in the wake of a soul passing, business must be conducted to conclude that person’s stay on earth.  I really respect the people who take on those tasks.  Thanks for letting us meet them and see them work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luis-Fernando/1708195943 Luis Fernando

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  • Athena

    We live in a great society, where effort and care are taken to put to rest those who have no one. It is not an uplifting film, but quite
    Interesting. Will make you think twice about isolating yourself.

  • tom

    Looks like our tax dollars get properly put to work the day we die. Awesome.