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Posted on 4/21/10 12:00 AM
A cosmically insane genre mash up mostly being an undead flick, but eventually turning into a bizarre character study, this film is pretty decent, but has its flaws. Dellamorte Dellamore as it is also called has its roots based in a Italian comic series called Dylan Dog. The movie never stays in one place for very long, bouncing from horror to humor to sometimes melodrama to romance, to you name it. But summarizing it the best I can: the first part of the movie is mostly the aforementioned genres blended amongst each other with the undead element being the most prominent aspect of the first half. Then in a sharp turn in the second half of the film, it becomes a darkly surreal character study of some sorts with a doppelganger and other such strange oddities all tied into the plot somehow. Rupert Everett is Francesco Dellamorte, a sort of overseer at a cemetery, along with his not too bright companion Gnaghi, they have a hell of a time keeping the dead at rest to say the least bit. With the plot involving a recently buried husband, a naked grieving widow, plenty of zombies, and curious locales snooping around, it?s not too long before shit hits the fan. As mentioned earlier, this movie almost unexpectedly turns darkly serious with almost all of the humor in the first half, replaced here with a surreal -almost hallucinogenic structure taking over the rest of the movie. The movie doesn?t really give you a clear idea of what?s going on a lot of times from here on, but it?s still clearly having fun messing with the viewers head as I think it was intended, and once you see the ending it all comes full circle. Worth checking out just for the central character and the weird hypnotic state of the second half, not much else out there like this, whether that?s good or bad: you decide.