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Cemetery Man (1994)

Dellamorte Dellamore (original title)
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A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.

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(as Giovanni Romoli), (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gnaghi
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She
Mickey Knox ...
Marshall Straniero
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Valentina Scanarotti
Clive Riche ...
Doctor Verseci
Katja Anton ...
Claudio's Girlfriend
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Magda
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Pietro Genuardi ...
New Mayor Civardi
Patrizia Punzo ...
Claudio's Mother
Stefano Masciarelli ...
Mayor Scanarotti
Vito Passeri ...
1st Returner
Alessandro Zamattio ...
Claudio
Renato Donis ...
She's Husband
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Storyline

This movie is based on a novel of Tiziano Sclavi, and it always reflects the "sclavian philosophy" diffused by the most succesful comics in Italy: Dylan Dog, the detective of the nightmare. There is the duality between love and dead (in Italian "dellamore" means "of love" and "dellamorte" means "of death"), a duality that Dellamorte feels in a really hard way. He is the guardian of the cemetery of Buffalora, a little town in the north of Italy, in which, we don't know why, corpses rise from tombs and Dellamorte has to destroy them. Dellamorte seems not to ask to himself why this happen, he shoots and loves. But at the end he wants to leave Buffalora... Written by Bruno Iannazzo <iannazzo@cibs.sns.it>

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Zombies, guns, and sex, OH MY!!!

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for macabre violence and gore, strong sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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26 April 1996 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$253,969 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The ossuary (a crypt for bones) that was used in the film was quite real. Supposedly one of the crew members removed some of the bones from the ossuary during filming, but quickly replaced them the next day claiming to have encountered an angry ghost following the removal of the bones. See more »

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The wires on the firelights are visible. See more »

Quotes

[discussing the zombies]
Franco: Any other visits last night?
Francesco Dellamorte: A couple, yeah... All this extra work - and it's not as if they pay me any more!
Franco: Well, tell the Mayor!
Francesco Dellamorte: Oh, tell the Mayor, and then what? They'll *close* the cemetery! Goodbye job and goodbye house.
Franco: Come on. Who do you think would believe you?
Francesco Dellamorte: Listen. I don't care if you don't believe me, Franco. You're not the one who pays me.
Franco: I believe you. I believe you! And you're right. At least have him pay you over-time.
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References Deep Red (1975) See more »

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Hadi Bakalim
Performed by Sezen Aksu
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One of the most incredible and overlooked films ever made.
4 August 1998 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dellamorte Dellamore (aka Cemetery Man) is one of those ingenious, creative movies that appear once in a blue moon and is virtually unrecognized. It tells the story of a cemetery caretaker's troubled life and descent into madness, while at the same time, trying to rid himself of the zombies that rise from the ground after burial. Featuring Rupert Everett giving one of the best performances in cinematic history, Dellamorte Dellamore is a unique blend of humor, horror, and romance into a gothic art-house flick. This movie is proof that American film-makers have a lot to learn.


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