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No Mess

Australia, 1999 (MIFF 2000, Documentary)

Director: Anne Delaney, Brett Evans

No Mess is a documentary about two ordinary women and their extraordinary cleaning business. Clean Scene provides 'Forensic Restoration Services'—they clean up after death, whether it be the physical evidence of murder, suicide or the unsorted possessions of old people who've passed away. This film provides a particularly matter-of-fact, strangely touching perspective on mortality.

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