Saturday, October 25, 2014
Francesco Dellamorte and his mostly-mute assistant Gnaghi take care of the cemetery in the small Italian town of Buffalora. Their duties include dispatching "returners," cemetery denizens that rise from the dead to attack the living. Francesco and Gnaghi have a comfortable if odd routine that is disrupted when their love lives and professional lives intersect.
Another interesting take on comedy/horror. I'm glad I hung in there after the relatively slow first act, because the movie picks up once things start to get really weird. And it would be remiss to skip a shout out to the gorgeous Anna Falchi (perched above on Rupert Everett, who being gay might not have fully appreciated this job perk). If we were still handing out stars for breasts (have we grown out of that?), this movie would be *****.