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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!!! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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

Gross USA:

$253,986

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$253,986
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

When Francesco and "She" are kissing in the crypt with the shroud over their heads, the shot mimics the painting "The Lovers" by René Magritte. See more »

Goofs

When Dellamorte is standing in the shower, he hears the sound of zombies and he attacks them. When he attacks he is wearing dry underpants. See more »

Quotes

[voice-over]
Francesco Dellamorte: Franco is the only living person who even calls me. Now and then, I stop by his office to remind myself what he looks like. You can't live on memories alone.
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Referenced in Dylan Dog: 30 anni di incubi (2016) See more »

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Underrated highly atmospheric horror-comedy
24 December 2018 | by walterdiaz-50874See all my reviews

If you don't mind horrific, grotesque comedy that mixes the gore of George Romero and Dario Argento with the quixotic irreverence of Monty Python and Delicatessen, Cemetery Man provides the opportunity for a funny, strange time at the movies. Moreover this is a highly atmospheric film and Soavi's love for the horror genre shows in the composition of almost every scene. Soavi uses the time not spent on raucous action to cultivate a sense of atmosphere and craft surreal beauty in the limited setting of the graveyard and that in my opinion is as good as any to see this film.


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