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After trying his hand at various professions, travelling through several countries, Elilson has chosen to work in the shadows, demanding, demanding, but satisfying to him. Nestled in the Dordogne, the 44-year-old has a job that intrigues and would make the most sensitive pale in comparison: for the past five years, he has been a thanatopractor. Formerly known as an "undertaker", this funeral professional must take care of the body of a deceased person before it is placed in coffin and buried.
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"My role is to delay the natural process of decomposition. It's not a very easy word to say," says the professional. After a body is lifted, Elilson has to "inject a preservative, collecting all the body fluids that go to the treatment center. We will wash the deceased, his hair, apply a dye if necessary. There's a lot of aesthetics, too. We end up dressing it up and presenting it. »
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