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Director  Bruce LaBruce
Initial DVD release  February 10, 2009 (USA)
Country  Germany Canada
5.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Horror
Music director  Mikael Karlsson
Writer  Bruce La Bruce
Language  English German
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Release date  November 7, 2008 (2008-11-07)
Cast  Jey Crisfar (Otto), Marcel Schlutt (Fritz Fritze), Nicholas Fox Ricciardi (Young Man in Hooded Sweatshirt/Passerby), Susanne Sach├če (Hella Bent), Katharina Klewinghaus (Medea Yarn), Guido Sommer (Adolf)
Similar movies  The 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.


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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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Otto; or Up with Dead People movie scenes

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
  • Burger P.
  • Soundtrack

    Otto; or Up with Dead People movie scenes

    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.


    Otto; or Up with Dead People movie scenes

    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.


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