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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Zombies, guns, and sex, OH MY!!!

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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Details

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$253,969
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The sets for the cemetery in the film were built upon actual abandoned cemetery grounds in Italy. See more »

Goofs

When the "fly" lands on the dead girl's face, the fishing line attached to it is visible. See more »

Quotes

Francesco Dellamorte: My name is Francesco Dellamorte. Weird name, isn't it? Francis Of Death. Saint Francis Of Death. I often thought of having it changed. André Dellamorte would be nicer, for example.
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Connections

References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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Hadi Bakalim
Performed by Sezen Aksu
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One of the most incredible and overlooked films ever made.
4 August 1998 | by HarryWardenSee all my reviews

Dellamorte Dellamore (aka Cemetery Man) is one of those ingenious, creative movies that appear once in a blue moon and is virtually unrecognized. It tells the story of a cemetery caretaker's troubled life and descent into madness, while at the same time, trying to rid himself of the zombies that rise from the ground after burial. Featuring Rupert Everett giving one of the best performances in cinematic history, Dellamorte Dellamore is a unique blend of humor, horror, and romance into a gothic art-house flick. This movie is proof that American film-makers have a lot to learn.


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