The Funeral

Film, Drama

Time Out says

Walken, Penn and Gallo are brothers in 1930s New York. When one is killed, the lives of the other two quickly unravel. This stylishly shot mobster comedy-thriller has a flashback structure of such complexity - it starts with the funeral and works backwards - that the makers themselves seem confused by it. There are some distracting plot strands (for instance, Gallo's sudden embrace of workers' rights) and a few too many nods to The Godfather, but this is still a brilliant, very visceral piece of film-making with an infectious strain of morbid humour.


Release details

99 mins

Cast and crew

Abel Ferrara
Nicholas St John
Vincent Gallo
Christopher Walken
Benicio Del Toro
Chris Penn
Annabella Sciorra
Gretchen Mol
Isabella Rossellini
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