GenreComedy, Drama, Horror Music directorMikael Karlsson WriterBruce La Bruce LanguageEnglish
Release dateNovember 7, 2008 (2008-11-07) CastJey Crisfar (Otto), Marcel Schlutt (Fritz Fritze), Nicholas Fox Ricciardi (Young Man in Hooded Sweatshirt/Passerby), Susanne Sachße (Hella Bent), Katharina Klewinghaus (Medea Yarn), Guido Sommer (Adolf) Similar moviesThe Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, The Big Gay Musical, East Side Story, Hold On Tight, In & Out, Brokeback Mountain
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Otto; or, Up with Dead People is a 2008 Canadian and German queer cinema horror film. The film was directed by Bruce LaBruce and stars Jey Crisfar, Marcel Schlutt, Nicholas Fox Ricciardi and Gio Black Peter.
A modern fable about loneliness, emptiness, alienation, and the demonization of minorities. A young zombie, Otto, crawls out of his grave and unlives on the Berlin streets. There he meets an avante-garde film-maker who gives him a part in her political-porno-zombie movie. Otto discovers information about his past life that allows him to move on. Is it the living or the dead who are the zombies?
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The film is about a zombie named Otto who hitched a ride to Berlin and begins to explore the city. Otto is discovered by underground filmmaker Medea Yarn, who begins to make a documentary about him with the support of her girlfriend, Hella Bent, and her brother Adolf. Medea is trying to finish Up with Dead People, the epic political-porno-zombie movie that she has been working on and convinces its star, Fritz Fritze, to allow the vulnerable Otto to stay in his guest bedroom. Otto discovers that he has a wallet that contains information about his past life, remembering details about his ex-boyfriend, Rudolf. He arranges to meet him at the schoolyard where they met.
Jey Crisfar as Otto
Marcel Schlutt as Fritz Fritze
Nicholas Fox Ricciardi as Man in Hooded Sweatshirt
Keith Boehm as Man in a Suit and Hat
Olivia Barth as Woman in Black Burga
Christophe Chemin as Maximilian
Katharina Klewinghaus as Medea Yarn
Gio Black Peter as Rudolph
The films soundtrack (released on CD and as a Limited Double LP on the Crippled Dick Hot Wax label) contains an eclectic selection of pieces by contemporary musicians. Among them: Antony and the Johnsons, CocoRosie, The Homophones, Othon Mataragas and Ernesto Tomasini.
Critical reception for Otto; or Up with Dead People has been negative and the film currently holds a rating of 40% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 20 reviews.