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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 ...
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Fredo Iaccoponi
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Francesca
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Sergeant Baggio
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Father Bramilla
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Bruno Rossi
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Doctor Sergio Benvenuto
Romano Ghini ...
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Giovanni Pallavicino ...
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Daniele Ferretti ...
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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 with an unusual plot. 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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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Men in Black/Wild America/Out to Sea (1997) See more »

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A delightful romp!
30 March 2002 | by (Flagstaff, AZ) – See all my reviews

"For Roseanna" is a wonderfully sweet romantic comedy about a loving husband and his devotion to his dying wife. The film is full of charismatic performances, but Jean Reno steals the show by a narrow margin. Mercedes Ruehl is also warm and lovely in the title role. For a story so focused on the subject of death, the character of Marcello is the embodiment of vitality, and his various efforts to keep his fellow townsmen alive so they don't take up the last graves in the village cemetery are hilarious. Having seen Reno more typically in dramatic roles in movies such as "The Professional," "Mission: Impossible," and "Ronin," I was impressed with the very gifted comic range that he demonstrates here. With very fine talented supporting performances from Polly Walker, Trevor Peacock, Renato Scarpa, Roberto Della Casa, and Mark Frankel (tragically, his final performance), this is a little jewel of a movie. Don't miss it.


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