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The Funeral (1996)

In the 30's, in New York, the coffin of the leftist gangster Johnny Tempio is brought to the house of his older brother Ray for the wake of family and friends. Ray is a cold gangster that ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Ray
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Clara
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Johnny
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Helen
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Sali
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Ghouly
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Gian DiDonna ...
Ray Sr. (as Gian Di Donna)
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Sentieri (as Dmitry Prachenko)
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Gregory Perrelli ...
Young Chez (as Gregory Pirelli)
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Storyline

In the 30's, in New York, the coffin of the leftist gangster Johnny Tempio is brought to the house of his older brother Ray for the wake of family and friends. Ray is a cold gangster that likes to read and is married to Jean. His brother Chez is a hot head that runs a bar and is married to Clara . Ray decides to revenge the murder of his younger brother and believes the gangster Gaspare is the one who killed Johnny. Meanwhile Chez has a breakdown with tragic consequences for the Tempio brothers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Once you pull the trigger, there's no going back. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong crude sex scenes, strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Begräbnis  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,768 (USA) (3 November 1996)

Gross:

$1,227,324 (USA) (29 December 1996)
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Trivia

Johnny is the youngest of the three brothers, while Chez is the middle child. However, Chris Penn was in fact four years younger than Vincent Gallo. See more »

Goofs

Johnny is dead in his coffin, but he flinches when someone brushes his eyebrows. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Humphrey Bogart: Just keep in mind that I and the boy are a candidate for hangin'. And the first time any one of ya makes a wrong move, I'm gonna kill the whole lot of ya!
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Soundtracks

Gloomy Sunday
Written by Rezsö Seress (as Rezso Seress) and László Jávor (as Laszlo Javor)
Performed by Billie Holiday
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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beautifully and intelligently made
7 August 2002 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

I have always been impressed by the dramatic intensity of Abel Ferrara's films and 'The Funeral' does not fall short of any of them. The true beauty of this film lies in its characters and their emotions and relationships. The plot takes second stage but, honestly, the incredible acting performances will make you feel that a more complicated plot would be absolutely unnecessary. All the important bases of small-time mob life are covered here - God, family, revenge, lies, anger, etc. If you can sit down and watch a movie that chooses atmosphere and character over action, then I highly recommend this movie. You will be blown away.


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