Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man) (Demons '95) (Of Death, of Love) (1996)
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Achingly romantic and creepy-funny, this funereal fantasy from the director of La Chiesa (1989) is unlike any Italian film in memory. Rupert Everett plays Francesco Dellamorte, a lonely cemetery caretaker who just wants to get out of his small town of Buffalora. His assistant and sole companion, Gnaghi (played by famed French musician Francois Hadji-Lazaro) is an overweight cretin who speaks only in grunts, and the dead people outside are rising from their graves as zombies and trying to have
Apr 26, 1996 Wide
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[it is] far closer to the hermetic enigmas of Last Year in Marienbad and the snowglobe microcosms of Citizen Kane than to more generic fare, and the result is an elegantly eccentric folly - playful, perplexing and paradoxical in equal measure.
This over-rated film has developed an undeserved cult reputation, based on a handful of good elements; ufortunately, there is no plot, so all you need to see is the trailer or, at most, the first fifteen minutes.
"Cemetery Man" (1994) is a quirky blend of romance, lust, surrealism, horror, and black comedy which transcends the work of better-known Italian horror maestros like Dario Argento thanks to its grotesquely humorous bent.
The film leans into modern comedy, but it also passes through moments of genuine longing and even existential crisis.
Its appeal is mostly to an audience that can appreciate its gross-out camp humor and can overlook that it's a pointless exercise.
Has a satirical undercurrent that's easy to miss; I think this is where the film is most intelligent.
Like Shaun of the Dead as rewritten by Eugène Ionesco.... Has the surface qualities of a spoof, but none of its comfy core.
Overrated gross-out film. Never too gross, and never too funny.
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