Cemetery Man

Synopsis: This movie is based on a novel of Tiziano Sclavi, and it always reflects the "sclavian philosophy" diffused by the most succesful comics in Italy: Dylan Dog, the detective of the nightmare. There is the duality between love and dead (in Italian "dellamore" means "of love" and "dellamorte" means "of death"), a duality that Dellamorte feels in a really hard way. He is the guardian of the cemetery of Buffalora, a little town in the north of Italy, in which, we don't know why, corpses rise from tombs and Dellamorte has to destroy them. Dellamorte seems not to ask to himself why this happen, he shoots and loves. But at the end he wants to leave Buffalora...
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Director(s): Michele Soavi
  8 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

- Hello?

- It's me.

Oh, am I bothering you, Francesco?

No, don't worry, I had to get

out of the shower some time.

Hold on a minute, Franco...

You were saying, Franco?

No, no, nothing. Just

calling to see how you doing.

You know how things are...

...life goes on.


I've been shouting at

you for hours. Gnaghi!

He's Ghigini, the surveyor.

- 12th row, 3rd grave, right?

- Gna.

Grave three.

Here we go.

I know you've heard this before,

but this time,

my dear Ghigini,

it is forever.

Rest in peace!

Oh, my back...

What a waste of good marble.

Never looks right when you fix it.

All this fancy packaging.

I don' know why they don't

just cover the graves with dirt.

The gun! I forgot the fucking gun!

- Ea...t!

- Gnaghi,

give me the spade! Gnaghi!

give me the fucking spade!

There we go.

You handle the rest Gnaghi.

My name is Francesco Dellamorte.

Weird name, isn't it?

Francis Of Death.

Saint Francis Of Death.

I often thought of having it changed.

Andrea Dellamorte would

be nicer, for example.

I'm the watchman of

the Buffalora cemetery,

I don't know how the epidemic started,

All I know is that some people,

on the 7th night after their death

come back to life.

I call them "Returners",

but frankly I can't understand

why they're so anxious to return.

The only way to get rid

of them once and for all,

is to split their heads open.

A spade'll do it, but a

Dum-Dum bullet is best.

Come and have a glass of wine.

Is this 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?

I'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, any time.

Hello cutie. Here...

How are you?

He's happy. He likes

it when the sun shines.

I'm not an engineer...

...and you are no cutie.

Poor Gnaghi, on his ID card it reads:

"Distinctive physical marks: all".

He has a real passion for dead leaves,

can't stand it when the

wind blows them away...

Oh well,

we all do what we can

not to think about life.

The most beautiful living

woman I have ever seen!

Will I see her again?

I just came to water the flowers

on your poor father's grave.


How long has he been dead?

Two weeks.

- Thank goodness.

- What?

- I mean, I'm very sorry.

- Have you no respect for pain?

Well, you know how these

things are... You see:

- in time, pain heals.

- It's not healing a bit.

He was wonderful,

he was a wonderful lover, incredible,


He was fantastic!

I 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. Now and

then I stop by his office

to remind myself what he looks like.

You can't live on memories alone.

It's for you. Sign as usual.

- Have you got a pen?

- No.

Hold on a sec, here we are.

Have you had any visits last nights?

A couple, yes.

All this extra work! It's

much if the pay me any more.

Tell the Mayor...

Oh, tell the Mayor then what?

They'd close the cemetery.

Good-bye job and

good-bye house!

Come on, who do you

think would believe you?

Listen, I don't care if

you don't believe me Franco,

you're not the one who pays me!

I believe you,

I believe you, and you're right...

- At least have him pay the overtime.

- Good.

Well, let's go to the Mayor, then!

It's not that easy.

First you have to fill out an M3 form,

report with an M3 form...


I could speed things up there for you...

It's easier just to shoot them.

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