Burke and Hare
- 1 hr 31 min
A black comedy loosely based on the true story of the famous murderers. In early nineteenth century Edinburgh the nascent medical science community finds itself in a difficult situation; teaching anatomy to medical students requires cadavers for the students to dissect, but the taboos of the era make their legal acquisition difficult. Enter Burke and Hare, two dimwitted Irish scam artists who see the chance at easy money in the so-called "resurrection" trade, digging up bodies for the Doctors to use. The pair soon realize that fresh corpses are both more profitable and far simpler to get a hold of.