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 »

Director:

Paul Weiland

Writer:

Saul Turteltaub
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Reno ... Marcello
Mercedes Ruehl ... Roseanna
Polly Walker ... Cecilia
Mark Frankel Mark Frankel ... Antonio
Luigi Diberti ... Capestro
Roberto Della Casa Roberto Della Casa ... Rossi
Giovanni Pallavicino Giovanni Pallavicino ... Enzo
Jorge Krimer Jorge Krimer ... Salvatore
Romano Ghini Romano Ghini ... Umberto
Giuseppe Cederna ... Father Bramilla
Daniele Ferretti Daniele Ferretti ... Nunzio
Renato Scarpa ... Doctor
Trevor Peacock ... Iaccoponi
George Rossi ... Sgt. Baggio
Paul Muller ... Pavone
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »
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Game of Thrones star, Peter Dinklage is shown briefly in the opening scene, the burial of a circus performer. He is in make up and a member of the circus. See more »

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Marcello: It has too much garlic...
Roseanna: There is no such things as too much garlic!
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Featured in The Movie Show: Episode dated 31 August 1997 (1997) See more »

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Delightful
14 February 1999 | by Serpico-7See all my reviews

This movie should be filed on all video shelves next to the wonderful Il Postino and Cinema Paradiso. Though this is not actually in Italian, the style and character of these other two films is evoked. It may not be as moving as these Italian masterpieces, but I would argue that it is more amusing.

It is one of those movies that gives the spirit of a place, draws you in to it and makes the audience genuinely care about the characters. If you feel disillusioned with blockbusters or just need a bit of cheering up after a hard day, this is your movie.

Amazingly, it couldn't get a cinema release over here, and it is very little known. My advice is to try it, and soon, like me, you'll be recommending it to one and all.


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Official Sites:

Fine Line Features

Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For Roseanna See more »

Filming Locations:

Anzio, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,580, 22 June 1997

Gross USA:

$123,330

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,330
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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