Death Is Beautiful: Michele Soavi Directs Dellamorte Dellamore

28 min

-Hello? -lt's me. Am I bothering

you, Francesco? -Don't worry.

Had to get out of the shower,

sometime. Hold on a minute, Franco.

You were saying, Franco?

Nothing, just calling

to see how you're doing.

You know how things are.

Life goes on!


-Gnaghi! -Gna? -l've been

shouting at you for hours!

He's Chigini, the surveyor.

-Twelfth row, third grave, right?


Grave three.

Here we go. I know

you've heard this before.

But this time, my dear

Chigini, it is forever!

Rest in peace.

Oh, my back!

What a waste of good

marble! We'll never fix it.

All this fancy packaging.

l don't know why they don't

just cover the graves with dirt!

The gun! I forgot the fucking gun!



Give me the spade! Gnaghi,

give me the fucking spade!


There we go.

You know the rest, Gnaghi.

My name is Francesco Dellamorte.

Weird name, isn't it? Francis of Death.

Saint Francis of Death.

l've often thought of having it changed.

Andrea Dellamorte would

be nicer, for example.

l'm the watchman of

the Buffalora cemetery.

l don't know how the epidemic started.

Some people, on the seventh

night after their death,

come back to life: l

call them "Returners".

But, frankly, I can't understand

why they're so anxious to return.

The only way to get rid of them

is to split their heads open.

A spade will do it, but

a Dum-Dum bullet is best.

-Come and have a glass of wine.


ls it the beginning of an invasion,

does it happen in all cemeteries?

Or is Buffalora just

an exception? Who knows?

And in the end, who cares?

l'm just doing my job!

Good morning, Engineer!

-How are you doing today?

-Fine, Miss Chiaromondo. And you?

-The cemetery is open, isn't it?

-For you, anytime.

Oh, hello, cutie! Here. How are you?

He's happy. He likes

it when the sun shines.

l'm not an engineer!

And you're no cutie!

Poor Gnaghi! On his lD it reads,

"distinctive visible marks: all".

He has a passion for dead leaves.

Can't stand when the

wind blows them away.

Oh, well. We all do what we

can not to think about life.

Requiescat in pace. Amen.

The most beautiful living

woman I have ever seen!

Will I see her again?

l just came to water the flowers

on your poor father's grave.


How long has he been dead?

-Two weeks. -Thank goodness.

-What? -l mean, I'm very sorry.

-Have you no respect for pain?

-l know how these things are.

-ln time, pain heals.

-lt's not healing a bit!

He was wonderful! He

was a wonderful lover.

lncredible... tireless...

He was fantastic!

l messed it all up. I've lost

her. Will I see her again?


Hey, Franco!

Franco is the only living

person who even calls me.

l stop by his office to remind

myself what he looks like.

You can't live on memories alone.

lt's for you. Sign as usual.

You got a pen?


-Hold on a sec. Here we are.

-Did you have any visits last night?

-A couple, yeah.

All this extra work. lt's

much if they pay me any more!

-Tell the mayor.

-Tell him, then what? They'd close the cemetery.

-Goodbye job and goodbye house.

-Come on, who would believe you?

l don't care if you don't believe

me. You're not the one who pays me.

l believe you.

-You're right. At least have him pay you the overtime.


-Let's go to the mayor, then.

-lt's not that easy.

First you have to fill out an M3 form.

Report with an M3 form... Forms.

-l can speed things up for you.

-lt's easier just to shoot them.

One M3 form.

-Going to get our willies wet tonight?

-Some of us, yeah.

At a certain point you realise you

know more dead people than living.

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