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Director  Abel Ferrara
Budget  12.5 million USD
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama
Music director  Joe Delia
Writer  Nicholas St. John
Language  EnglishItalian
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Release date  August 28, 1996 (1996-08-28) (Italy)November 1, 1996 (1996-11-01) (U.S.)
Initial release  October 10, 1996 (Germany)
Cast  Christopher Walken (Ray Tempio), Chris Penn (Chez Tempio), Annabella Sciorra (Jean), Isabella Rossellini (Clara Tempio), Vincent Gallo (Johnny), Benicio del Toro (Gaspare)
Similar movies  Irreversible, A Serbian Film, Act of Vengeance, Mad Max: Fury Road, Bloody Moon, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine
Tagline  One family, one murder, too many lies.

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The Funeral is a 1996 American crime-drama film directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Annabella Sciorra, Isabella Rossellini, Vincent Gallo, Benicio del Toro and Gretchen Mol.


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The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York City in 1930s. It details the past of the brothers and their families through a series of flashbacks, concluding with a shocking scene of graphic violence.

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Chris Penn won the best supporting actor award at the 1996 Venice Film Festival for his performance.

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The film begins with the funeral of one of the three Tempio brothers. These men are violent criminals. Mourning the passage of their beloved brother Johnny are Chez and Ray. Ray is cold and calculating. Chez is hot tempered. Flashbacks show us that Johnny was more sensitive. Exposure to Communist meetings as a spy sway Johnny's opinions.

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The chief suspect in Johnny's murder is rival gangster Gaspare Spoglia.

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Ray and Chez swear revenge. Ray's wife, Jeanette, opposes the campaign of retribution and the violence it will bring, while Chez' wife, Clara, struggles to deal with her husband's obsessive nature.

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As it turns out, Johnny was not murdered by rival gangsters, but by a man who first claimed Johnny had raped his girlfriend, but who later admits, just before Ray kills him, that he wanted revenge because Johnny had beaten him up in front of his girlfriend and friends.

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As he buries the dead murderer, Chez reflects on his brothers' lives before the tragedy. He then returns to Ray's house and shoots and kills Ray and all of his bodyguards. Chez then shoots Johnny, lying dead in the casket, before putting the gun in his own mouth and committing suicide as the family women wail over Ray's dying body.


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  • Christopher Walken as Raimundo "Ray" Tempio
  • Chris Penn as Cesarino "Chez" Tempio
  • Annabella Sciorra as Jean
  • Isabella Rossellini as Clara Tempio
  • Vincent Gallo as Giovanni "Johnny" Tempio
  • Benicio del Toro as Gaspare Spoglia
  • Gretchen Mol as Helen
  • John Ventimiglia as Sali
  • Paul Hipp as Ghouly
  • David Patrick Kelly as Michael Stein
  • Frank John Hughes as Bacco
  • Victor Argo as Julius
  • Robert Miano as Enrico
  • Andrew Fiscella as Murder Witness
  • Paul Perri as Young Ray
  • Reception

    Reception from critics was positive, as The Funeral holds a 79% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 34 reviews.


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