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Cemetery Man (1994)

Dellamorte Dellamore (original title)
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A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.

Director:

Michele Soavi

Writers:

Tiziano Sclavi (novel), Gianni Romoli (screenplay) (as Giovanni Romoli)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Everett ... Francesco Dellamorte
François Hadji-Lazaro ... Gnaghi
Anna Falchi ... She
Mickey Knox ... Marshall Straniero
Fabiana Formica Fabiana Formica ... Valentina Scanarotti
Clive Riche ... Doctor Verseci
Katja Anton Katja Anton ... Claudio's Girlfriend
Barbara Cupisti ... Magda
Anton Alexander ... Franco
Pietro Genuardi Pietro Genuardi ... New Mayor Civardi
Patrizia Punzo Patrizia Punzo ... Claudio's Mother
Stefano Masciarelli Stefano Masciarelli ... Mayor Scanarotti
Vito Passeri Vito Passeri ... 1st Returner
Alessandro Zamattio Alessandro Zamattio ... Claudio
Renato Donis Renato Donis ... She's Husband
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This movie is based on a novel of Tiziano Sclavi, and it always reflects the "sclavian philosophy" diffused by the most succesful comics in Italy: Dylan Dog, the detective of the nightmare. There is the duality between love and dead (in Italian "dellamore" means "of love" and "dellamorte" means "of death"), a duality that Dellamorte feels in a really hard way. He is the guardian of the cemetery of Buffalora, a little town in the north of Italy, in which, we don't know why, corpses rise from tombs and Dellamorte has to destroy them. Dellamorte seems not to ask to himself why this happen, he shoots and loves. But at the end he wants to leave Buffalora... Written by Bruno Iannazzo <iannazzo@cibs.sns.it>

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Zombie graveyard See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for macabre violence and gore, strong sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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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

During the shot of Dellamorte digging up the mayors daughter for the photo, you can clearly see his cigarette fall and roll on the corpse. Yet the cigarette is in his mouth a moment later. See more »

Quotes

Valentina Scanarotti: With your consent, I'd like to marry Gnaghi.
Mayor Scanarotti: This - horrible - thing?
Valentina Scanarotti: I'm not such a great catch either, Daddy.
Mayor Scanarotti: Not as long, dear, as I've got a breath in my body.
Valentina Scanarotti: All right. We'll fix that right away.
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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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One Of The Coolest, Most Original Zombie Films Ever !
14 October 2005 | by EVOL666See all my reviews

From the land that spawned probably the most zombie films to this date, ranging in quality from excellent to exremely dull, comes one film that rises above nearly all the rest. DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE (aka CEMETERY MAN) is that film, and if you haven't seen it yet, you are seriously missing out. The story is about lonely cemetery attendant Francesco (Rupert Everett (!?) in one of his very early roles)and his mute, Igor-like assistant Gnaghi. Every seven days, the dead rise from their graves (for no real apparent reason...) and it is Francesco and Gnaghi's job to dispatch them. The 2 live a pretty solitary existence until a mysterious woman comes along and into Francesco's life. Cut to the chase- Francesco and the woman have sex on her newly buried husband's grave, and when he returns from the dead, everything goes haywire from there...

DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE is several films rolled into one...zombie gore film, dark comedy, romance story - similar in some ways to perhaps DEADALIVE (not nearly as silly or gory), but this is a hard film to make a comparison on. It really is it's own unique experience and should definitely be viewed by anyone into horror/zombie films. Again, one of my all-time zombie favorites...Highly Recommended 9/10


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Country:

Italy | France | Germany

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

26 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cemetery Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Arsoli, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,459, 28 April 1996

Gross USA:

$253,986

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$253,986
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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