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Otto; or, Up with Dead People (2008)

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Otto is a handsome, sensitive, neo-Goth zombie with an identity crisis wandering the streets of the city, until one day he auditions for a zombie film...


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jey Crisfar Jey Crisfar ... Otto
Marcel Schlutt ... Fritz Fritze
Nicholas Fox Ricciardi Nicholas Fox Ricciardi ... Young Man in Hooded Sweatshirt
Keith Böhm Keith Böhm ... Man in a Suit and Hat
Olivia Barth Olivia Barth ... Woman in a Black Burqa / Woman on Subway #1
Christophe Chemin Christophe Chemin ... Maximilian
Katharina Klewinghaus Katharina Klewinghaus ... Medea Yarn / Lascivious Ballet Dancer #1
Stephanie Heinrich Stephanie Heinrich ... Old Woman (as Stefanie Heinrich)
John Edward Heys John Edward Heys ... Old Man
Max Di Costanzo Max Di Costanzo ... Amusement Park Zombie #1
Orion Zombie Orion Zombie ... Amusement Park Zombie #2
John Wloch John Wloch ... Headstone Shop Owner
Guido Sommer Guido Sommer ... Adolf
Elliat Graney-Saucke Elliat Graney-Saucke ... Woman on Subway #2
Ramin Farhadi Ramin Farhadi ... Young Boy on Subway


Otto is a handsome, sensitive, neo-Goth zombie with an identity crisis wandering the streets of the city, until one day he auditions for a zombie film...

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English | German

Release Date:

18 September 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,456, 9 November 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,942, 1 February 2009
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Otto: The living all seem like the same person to me and I don't think I like that person very much.
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Crazy Credits

Any resemblance to any person living, dead or undead is purely coincidental. No similarity to any person living, dead or undead is intended or should be inferred. See more »


Featured in Brows Held High: Otto, or Up with Dead People (2011) See more »


Written by Marco Pampaloni and Nicola Vinciguerra
Performed by Splinter vs. Stalin
Published by Benekka Net Label Music Company
Courtesy of Music Company
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Otto is a gay zombie. Awesome.
15 June 2008 | by emma-mcnicolSee all my reviews

Elly belly, you've taken the film too seriously! LaBruce is very grounded, very modest. Genuine issues are explored but in an refreshingly 'anti Godard' manner - he just makes fun of everything! Labruce ridicules politicians but also those against them; how being 'anti-fa' or 'left' is simply a style or fashion now, (particularly in Berlin), hence Medea, too was mocked when declaring out her 'political' banter.

Laugh at the sex scenes. Crazy, absurd, funny. Not shallow, either: the pleasure one derives from viewing pornography is thrown in their face once mixed with the thrill of the blood and guts of a zombie film. Labruce shows both simultaneously, erections and intestines between the same sheets. Despite being literally 'bloody', they are by no means violent or hate motivated. ''Blood and guts'' is just part of what the zombie lovers get down to in the bedroom! They can also have sex with each other's (very very very newly created) orifices!! ha ha.

This is simply a great film, what a deadly cool way to attack homophobia. Thank god for you Labruce.

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