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The Funeral Movie Review Summary

Actors: Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Annabella Sciorra, Isabella Rossellini, Vincent Gallo, Benicio Del Toro, Gretchen Mol

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THE FUNERAL is a movie directed by Abel Ferrara in 1996. The picture earned two prizes at the Venice Film Festival.
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Christopher Walken and Chris Penn, two italian mobsters, have gathered their families at Walken's residence and mourn the death of their younger brother Vincent Gallo who's just been shot. While Walken is trying to find his brother's murderer, Chris Penn can't bear the loss and is slowly sinking into insanity. At the end of the day, Walken is informed that the killer could be Del Toro, another member of the Organization. Del Toro is brought to him but denies any participation in the crime.




The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals killing each other    -   Mafia conflict Vigilante/Revenge?    -   Yes Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts

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