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If you think you hate your job, think again. Francesco Dellamorte (Rupert Everett), the titular Cemetery Man, lives a lonely life with a dead-end career. He works and resides in a cemetery that holds a dark, hidden secret. You see, those who are buried in Dellamorte's cemetery have the tendency to rise from the dead. Francesco's job is to make sure the dead remain dead. When they rise, he must hunt them down and ensure they get their eternal rest. Since his strange career takes up most of his time, there is no room in his life for romance or friendship. His sole companion is his mute, Igor-like assistant Gnaghi (François Hadji-Lazaro). Not surprisingly, Francesco has grown weary of the dull drum and repetitive routine his job and life have become. It is not until he meets the girl of his dreams (Anna Falchi), who happens to be a widow attending her husband's funeral, that Francesco realizes that there may be more to life than this. Sound a bit odd? Well, it is. But fans of the zombie and the "twentysomething disgruntled worker" genres will feel right at home with this Michele Soavi cult favorite. At its center,Cemetery Manis a black comedy/existential mediation on loneliness and career disappointment. But whereFight Clubis entrenched in an action/buddy-flick setting andOffice Spaceis a strict black comedy,Cemetery Manis staged deep in the Italian zombie genre, giving it extra points for originality.--Rob Bracco

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Director: Michele Soavi
Genre: Cult Movies
Screen Writer: Gianni Romoli, Tiziano Sclavi
DVD Release Date: June 13, 2006
Runtime: 105 minutes
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
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