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Cemetery Man (1994)
"Dellamorte Dellamore" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  26 April 1996 (USA)
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A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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François Hadji-Lazaro ...
Gnaghi
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She
Mickey Knox ...
Marshall Straniero
Fabiana Formica ...
Valentina Scanarotti
Clive Riche ...
Doctor Verseci
Katja Anton ...
Claudio's Girlfriend
Barbara Cupisti ...
Magda
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Pietro Genuardi ...
New Mayor Civardi
Patrizia Punzo ...
Claudio's Mother
Stefano Masciarelli ...
Mayor Scanarotti
Vito Passeri ...
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Alessandro Zamattio ...
Claudio
Marijn Koopman
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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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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)

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$253,969 (USA)
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For the films Spanish release it was humorously re-titled "Mi novia es un Zombie", meaning "My fiancée is a Zombie." See more »

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When the "fly" lands on the dead girl's face, the monofilament line attached to it is visible. See more »

Quotes

Hospital Sister: Put that out immediately! Smoking is not allowed in here!
Francesco Dellamorte: Shut up!
[shoots her in the eye]
Francesco Dellamorte: He's in a coma. He doesn't even notice.
Franco: [half-conscious] Shit.
Francesco Dellamorte: What'd you say?
Franco: [spits out breathing tube] Everything's shit.
[Francesco nods]
Franco: The only thing that's not shitty is sleep.
Hospital Doctor: [doctor enters] What are you doing on the floor, sister?
[...]
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A dream within a dream
10 March 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

For those who don't know Soavi, this guy has directed 25% of Gilliam's "Munchausen". So if you loved the final "Death" sequence, this film features the same imagery - laced with poetry, wit, humor, romance, sheer cinematic beauty, satire, onirism. This is the best Italian fantasy since "Suspiria"by a genius of a director. And if you want something completely different, it's all in here. Michele, where are you ? We need you.


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