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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

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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In the late 1990's when Rupert Everett gained some popularity in America, he approached Michele Soavi about doing an Americanized remake of 'Dellamorte Dellamore'. It never materialized though. See more »

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The bandage on Dellamorte's shoulder covering his bite wound is visible in some shots and missing in others. See more »

Quotes

Francesco Dellamorte: You're supposed to be setting a good example, now will you get back to your coffin immediately!
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Unconventional, Weird, Funny and Cult
3 June 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Buffalora, Francesco Dellamorte (Rupert Everett) is the administrator of the local cemetery and he lives in a house by the cemetery with the intellectually disabled gravedigger Gnaghi (François Hadji-Lazaro) that is his only friend. The cemetery has a peculiarity since the dead reanimates on the seventh night after their death and Dellamorte and Gnaghi together hunt them down. When a gorgeous widow (Anna Falchi) attends the funeral of her old husband, Dellamorte falls in an unrequited love with her. One day, he shows the ossuary to her stimulating her sex drive, and they make love on the top of her husband's grave. However he awakes and bites her, and when she raises, Dellamorte shoots her. On the next days, Gnaghi falls in love with the mayor's daughter Valentina Scanarotti (Fabiana Formica) but she is beheaded in a motorcycle accident with her friend Claudio (Alessandro Zamattio). Along the next days, Dellamorte meets two women that looks alike his deceased love, but his romance ends tragically. He decides to leave Buffalora with Gnaghi, but their journey abruptly ends.

"Dellamorte Dellamore" is an unconventional, weird, funny and cult black comedy. The surrealistic plot has a great cinematography, direction and performances. Dellamorte is a detached character and Rupert Everett is excellent. Anna Falchi is very sexy and has an amazing body. Unfortunately the dubbing is terrible. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Pelo Amor e Pela Morte" ("For the Love and for the Death")


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