Zeder [Revenge of the Dead]


Italia,1983, colore, 35 mm, 92′
di Pupi Avati
Sceneggiatura Antonio Avati, Maurizio Costanzo, Pupi Avati – Fotografia Franco Delli Colli – Montaggio Amedeo Salfa – Musiche Riz Ortolani – Interpreti Gabriele Lavia, Anne Canovas, Paola Tanziani, Cesare Barbetti

Chartres, 1956. After a terrible “accident” in a villa’s basement, doctor Meyer is convinced he has found Paolo Zeder’s tomb, a stateless who believed he had discovered the places where the dead can come back from the other side. Bologna, present day. Stefano, a young aspiring writer, receives as a gift from his wife Alessandra a second-hand writing machine. Checking the tape, Stefano discovers a series of disturbing sentences, which hint at a “k soil”, capable of giving the dead their life back. Stefano tracks down the previous owner of the writing machine, a certain Don Luigi Costa and discovers that actually the man has unfrocked, that he has been dead for some weeks and that he is buried in the Etruscan necropolis of Spina.