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Roseanna's Grave (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 18 June 1997 (USA)
Roseanna is dying of a heart condition, and all she wants is to be buried next to her daughter, in a cemetery that is getting full fast. The cemetery can't expand because Capestro, the man ... See full summary »

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Marcello
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Roseanna 'Rosa'
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Cecilia
Mark Frankel ...
Antonio
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Fredo Iaccoponi
Fay Ripley ...
Francesca
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Sergeant Baggio
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Father Bramilla
Roberto Della Casa ...
Bruno Rossi
Luigi Diberti ...
Capestro
Renato Scarpa ...
Doctor Sergio Benvenuto
Romano Ghini ...
Umberto
Giovanni Pallavicino ...
Enzo
Jorge Krimer ...
Salvatore
Daniele Ferretti ...
Nunzio
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Roseanna is dying of a heart condition, and all she wants is to be buried next to her daughter, in a cemetery that is getting full fast. The cemetery can't expand because Capestro, the man who owns the land next to the cemetery, won't sell. While Marcello is doing good deeds to make sure no one dies, Roseanna thinks of Marcello's future. Written by Robert Krzanowski <stonedpsycho@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »
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$45,163 (USA) (4 July 1997)

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$72,588 (USA) (11 July 1997)
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Roseanna: Is the Mayor of New York still Italian?
Marcello: Why would anybody want to stop being Italian?
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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Men in Black/Wild America/Out to Sea (1997) See more »

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A superb example of the film-maker's art
24 February 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this film. It's an unpromising subject - a man with a dying wife - but the excellent Jean Reno gives such a compelling performance that you cannot help but be sucked into the story. It is funny, moving, wonderful, beautifully acted and superbly filmed. And best of all it is good, clean entertainnment. Director Paul Weiland is sufficiently confident in his cast, his screenplay and his abilities that the story is allowed to take centre stage. There is nothing gratuitous, nothing formulaic about it Roseanna's Grave, it is a film of the old school: honest and genuinely entertaining.


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