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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
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Capestro
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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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A romantic comedy about the things we do for love. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

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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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FOR ROSEANNE (DIDIER BECU)
22 August 2003 | by (Gent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Most of us know Jean Reno for his roles in violent actionmovies but in this movie you can admire the hidden talent of the French topstar as this is a comedy... And directed by Paul Weiland who has been involved with most of the TVseries from Rowan Atkinson (Bean, Blackadder). The story is morbid and hilarious at the same time as it tells the story of some small Italian village in where the cemetary only has 3 places left. Roseanna's wish is to be buried next to her daughter who died at a young age and as she's suffering from some cardiac disease this day comes sooner than she can think of. It's Jean Reno's task as her husband to keep all the inhabitants of the village alive to guarantee Roseanne a free place. This movie makes space for some very funny situations (Jean Reno is at times superb) but this movie cant decide whether it will be a black comedy or some burlesque thing and it's that grey area that makes For Roseanna (also released as Roseanna's grave) just a nice movie, just two stars and a half...and you cant blame the actors especially not Jean Reno or Polly Walker (Roseanna's sister Cecilia)


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