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Cemetery Man -- A dark horror fantasy film, RUPERT EVERETT is called Dellamorte Dellamore, a cemetery care taker who is faced with an epidemic of zombies rising from their graves. Dellamorte goes on an insane killing spree to prevent the living dead from contaminating

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Release Date:
26 April 1996 (USA) See more »
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Zombies, guns, and sex, OH MY!!!
Plot:
A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Rupert Everett ... Francesco Dellamorte
François Hadji-Lazaro ... Gnaghi

Anna Falchi ... She
Mickey Knox ... Marshall Straniero
Fabiana Formica ... Valentina Scanarotti
Clive Riche ... Doctor Verseci
Katja Anton ... Claudio's Girlfriend
Barbara Cupisti ... Magda

Anton Alexander ... Franco
Pietro Genuardi ... New Mayor Civardi
Patrizia Punzo ... Claudio's Mother
Stefano Masciarelli ... Mayor Scanarotti
Vito Passeri ... 1st Returner
Alessandro Zamattio ... Claudio
Marijn Koopman
Renato Donis ... Husband of 'She'
Claudia Lawrence ... Miss Chiaromondo
Francesca Gamba ... Hospital Nurse
Elio Cesari ... Monk
Maurizio Romoli ... Hospital Doctor

Maddalena Ischiale ... Stanza Franco Nurse
Elena Fresco ... Hospital Sister (as Mariaelena Fresu)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michele Soavi ... Man in City Square (uncredited)

Directed by
Michele Soavi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gianni Romoli  (as Giovanni Romoli)
Tiziano Sclavi  novel

Produced by
Conchita Airoldi .... co-producer
Conchita Airoldi .... executive producer
Heinz Bibo .... producer
Tilde Corsi .... producer
Dino Di Dionisio .... co-producer
Dino Di Dionisio .... executive producer
Michèle Ray-Gavras .... executive producer
Gianni Romoli .... producer (as Giovanni Romoli)
Michele Soavi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Riccardo Biseo 
Manuel De Sica 
 
Cinematography by
Mauro Marchetti 
 
Film Editing by
Franco Fraticelli 
 
Production Design by
Massimo Antonello Geleng 
 
Set Decoration by
Roberto Caruso 
 
Costume Design by
Alfonsina Lettieri 
Maurizio Millenotti 
 
Makeup Department
Daniel Auber .... assistant makeup artist (as Daniele Auber)
Maria Teresa Corridoni .... chief hair stylist
Enrico Iacoponi .... makeup artist
Marijn Koopman .... assistant makeup artist
Barbara Morosetti .... assistant makeup artist
Francesco Motolese .... assistant makeup artist
Sabrina Ranalli .... hair stylist
Sergio Stivaletti .... makeup artist
Gino Zamprioli .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carla Bernardin .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie Gavras .... assistant director
Enrico Grassi .... first assistant director
Francesca Marra .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Roberto Angelini .... sculptor
Marina Pinzuti Ansolini .... set dresser
Sebastiano De Caro .... property master
Tommaso Dubla .... set painter
Umberto Fantina .... carpenter
Maurizio Garrone .... assistant production designer
Sergio Grassi .... property master
Osvaldo Monaco .... property master
Caterina Napoleone .... assistant production designer
Dionisio Rossi .... sculptor
 
Sound Department
Massimo Anzellotti .... sound effects editor
Andrea Dallimonti .... sound recordist
Alessandro Peticca .... sound editor (as Sandro Peticca)
Alfredo Petti .... boom operator
Angelo Raguseo .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank von Kuegelgen .... adr editor
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Auber .... special effects assistant (as Daniele Auber)
Maurizio Corridori .... special effects
Massimo Cristofanelli .... special effects
Marijn Koopman .... special effects assistant
Barbara Morosetti .... special effects assistant
Francesco Motolese .... special effects assistant
Sergio Stivaletti .... special effects designer
 
Visual Effects by
Francesca R. Di Nunzio .... ossuary designer
Sergio Stivaletti .... ossuary designer
 
Stunts
Valerio Colombaioni .... stunts
Fabio Romanielo .... stunts
Mauro Romanielo .... stunts
Pamela Vitali .... stunts
David Zamperla .... stunts
Mirko Zamperla .... stunts
Nazzareno Zamperla .... stunt coordinator (as Neno Zamperla)
Rinaldo Zamperla .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alessandro Bolognesi .... Steadicam operator
Domenico Caponecchi .... grip
Romolo Eucalitto .... still photographer
Stefano Falivene .... focus puller
Claudio Frollano .... electrician
Luciano Giusepponi .... key grip
Roberto Luzi .... camera operator
Marco Massaccesi .... electrician
Cesare Pascarella .... grip
Marco Pieroni .... Steadicam operator
Giovanni Piperno .... camera loader
Otello Simotti .... generator operator
Claudio Verdenelli .... chief electrician
Daniele Verdenelli .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Ofelia Garcia .... casting: children
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giovanni Casalnuovo .... assistant costume designer
Monica Ricci .... costume assistant
Maria Spigarelli .... wardrobe mistress
Maura Zuccherofino .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Julie Gavras .... post-production
Roberto Priori .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
 
Other crew
Renato Agostini .... set technician
Guido Airoldi .... paymaster
Giordano Esposito .... production assistant
Renata Franceschi .... continuity
Alessandra Guerra .... cutting room assistant
Paolo Lombardi .... voice dubbing: François Hadji-Lazaro
Anna Orieti .... production accountant
Roberto Pedicini .... voice dubbing: Rupert Everett
Barbara Petrelli .... production secretary
Claudio Quaglietti .... set technician
William Quarshie .... dialogue director
Frank von Kuegelgen .... adr director
Emilio Zaccaria .... production assistant
Robert Schlockoff .... press attache: France (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Dellamorte Dellamore" - Italy (original title)
"Of Death, of Love" - International (English title) (literal title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for macabre violence and gore, strong sexuality and some language
Runtime:
105 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:18 | Hong Kong:III | Italy:T (certificate #89390) | Spain:18 | UK:18 | USA:R
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Trivia:
The mysterious floating lights that hover around Dellamorte and She as they are kissing upon the grave are suppose to be ignis fatuus (which means fool's fire). It's a naturally occurring fire-like light sometimes seen during twilight in swampy areas.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The bandage on Dellamorte's shoulder covering his bite wound is visible in some shots and missing in others.See more »
Quotes:
Mayor Scanarotti:By keeping things the same, we can change more effectively.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Hadi BakalimSee more »

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56 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
There isn't another film quite like Dellamorte Dellamore, 19 October 2005
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

There was a distinct lack of truly great horror in the nineties; but this film, Dellamorte Dellamore, tops the list of what little good ones there were. It's actually quite shocking that this came out during a huge depression for horror cinema, because it's easily one of the greatest horror movies I ever saw. Dellamorte Dellamore is a rather strange mix of horror, romance, twisted fairytale and comedy that isn't quite like anything else in cinema; horror or otherwise. The film knows that it's not the usual sort of film, and revels in this fact throughout. Dellamorte Dellamore buys itself a licence do whatever it wants through the fact that it so weird, and therefore no matter what the film throws at you; it's easy to just back and enjoy it. The film is directed by Dario Argento's talented understudy, Michele Soavi and finds an unlikely lead in Rupert Everett. The story follows Everett; the keeper of a cemetery in a small Italian town called Buffalora. He lives there with his assistant; the deformed Gnaghi, but this isn't quite the normal cemetery, however, as here the dead come back to life and it's up the cemetery man to put them back to sleep. When he meets the most beautiful woman he's ever seen in his cemetery, however, it appears that his luck is starting to change.

The atmosphere presented in this film is truly brilliant, and one of Dellamorte Dellamore's main assets. A cemetery is always going to present a macabre location for a film's characters to inhabit, but the Gothic design in this film ensures that Buffalora's cemetery is more than the horror film norm. The way that the smoke protrudes from the graves, along with several little special effects that director Michele Soavi has seen fit to implement all help to give the film that unique ambiance that it portrays so well. Soavi has given this film it's own style throughout, and even the zombies adhere to it. Soavi's zombies, like the rest of the film, don't stick to convention and rather than being covered with blood, falling to pieces of screaming "brains!", these zombies really look like they've been underground, and also manage to tie in with the downbeat tone of the rest of the movie. A lot of imagination has gone into Dellamorte Dellamore, and almost every sequence is soaked in it. It's things like the way that the cemetery man's assistant takes the mayor's daughter's head from her grave and puts it in the television that makes Dellamorte Dellamore what it is, and not just any other zombie movie.

Horror movies aren't known for great acting, but Dellamorte Dellamore breaks convention once again on that front. Rupert Everett puts in a performance that goes over and above what audiences have come to expect from him given his earlier roles. Like the rest of the film, he just fits in; and if you'd never seen Everett in anything before, you would think that he made this kind of movie all the time. The fact that he isn't essentially a horror film actor only makes the performance even more impressive. Anna Falchi stars opposite him in three different female roles, and looks absolutely great in all of them. The rest of the cast is made up of lesser-known actors, with the very odd François Hadji-Lazaro standing out most among them. Director Michele Soavi started out working under the great Dario Argento, but the few films he has directed himself show that he is a bigger talent than his resume lets on. Here, for example, he has created a film that absolutely stands on it's own. Dellamorte Dellamore goes beyond the title 'horror film', and comes out in a sub-genre all of it's own. Films like this don't often come to the attention of the mainstream; and that's a shame because originality like this should be praised to high heaven. Dellamorte Dellamore is a film that is impossible to ignore and, providing you can find a copy, ignoring is definitely not the recommended action!

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