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Cemetery Man (1994) More at IMDbPro »Dellamorte Dellamore (original title)

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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26 April 1996 (USA) See more »
Zombies, guns, and sex, OH MY!!!
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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
Renato Donis ... She's Husband
Claudia Lawrence ... Miss Chiaromondo
Francesca Gamba ... Hospital Nurse
Elio Cesari ... Monk
Maurizio Romoli ... Hospital Doctor

Maddalena Ischiale ... Franco's Nurse
Elena Fresco ... Hospital Sister (as Mariaelena Fresu)
Marijn Koopman
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
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound dubbing mixer
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
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 .... gaffer
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dellamorte Dellamore" - Italy (original title)
"Of Death, of Love" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Rated R for macabre violence and gore, strong sexuality and some language
105 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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

Did You Know?

Tiziano Sclavi's comic character Dylan Dog features were based on Rupert Everett's; in this movie, Rupert Everett wears typical Dylan Dog style jacket and shirt (even if shirt is in a different color).See more »
Continuity: When the second nurse is shot while Delamorte is visiting his comatose friend, a dramatic blood spatter occurs on the curtain behind her head in the close-up, but vanishes moments later when she is seen from a distance.See more »
Francesco Dellamorte:You and I are both the same. We kill out of indifference, out of love sometimes, but never out of hate. Now I don't know who's dead or alive. I'm sick of killing. So I'm leaving the game, Brother.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in They Walk (2010)See more »
HellraiserSee more »


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83 out of 97 people found the following review useful.
A zombie flick with a brain? Can it be true?, 17 December 2000
Author: The_Dead_See from Wisconsin

The great thing about this movie is that it's not scared to walk a dangerous line between two rarely compatible genres - tongue in cheek horror comedy and European art flick. On its simplest level, it's a schlock zombie flick - pandering to the gore fans. But on another level, it has enough thought-provoking material and poetic direction to please the turtle-neck brigade at your local arts and drama society.

Director Michael Soavi risked alienating both camps with this approach. After all - do fans of George A. Romero *really* want to see zombies that don't seem all that dangerous? Or hear philosophical dialogue about the blurry line between what is alive and what is dead? And conversely - do the coffee-house beatniks really want their poetic escapism dampened by bullets through nuns eyeballs and flying, biting severed heads in bridal veils??? If you had asked me a year ago I would have said that the mix sounded ridiculous.

Now though - I stand corrected.

On the side appealing to my sense of aesthetics and intellect - Michael Soavi's direction was wonderful. The screen is alive with wide angles, slo-mo flowing silks and drips of water. Reminiscent of Ridley Scott in his better days in fact. But wait? What's this cutting through the arty farty pretension? A Sam Raimi style track and pan here? A Jean Paul Jeunet style superimposition there? The whole film is an exercise in visual flair. I can only wish that hollywood had more directors of this calibre. On top of this - the screenplay was superbly written. It delivered shock, comedy or deep sentiment with perfect timing. The climax was stunning and left me very quiet throughout the closing credits.

On the side appealing to my sense of "Hey lads, let's crack open a few beers and watch some chicks get naked and eaten by zombies!" I was equally satisfied. The gore and heaving breast content is most adequate. The zombies were brilliantly designed and had distinct personalities. Even in its deeper moments the film always seems to have it's tongue firmly in its cheek and a mischevious gleam in its eye.

At various times I was reminded of Evil Dead 2, The Hudsucker Proxy, Bad Taste, City of the lost children, and Zombie flesheaters to name but a few. An unusual mix indeed - but one that somehow works. All said and done, I heartily recommend this movie to anyone willing to try out - just for once - a zombie flick with a brain (pun intended).

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