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Claude Accursi (dialogue & scenario)
Claude Bernard-Aubert (writer)
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February 1969 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Jacques Richard ... Bob Stanley
Toto Bissainthe ... Bessie Vance
Douta Seck ... Vance

Grégoire Aslan ... Stanley père
Roger Blin ... Slim
Milly Vitale ... Prostitute
Anne Carrère ... Tourist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doudou Babet ... Le vagabond
Daniel Emilfork
Samba Ababaka ... (uncredited)
Mara Berni ... (uncredited)
Theo Bipolet ... (uncredited)
Paul Bisciglia ... (uncredited)
Jacques Bézard ... (uncredited)
André Certes ... (uncredited)
Hubert de Lapparent ... (uncredited)
Nicole Debonne ... (uncredited)
Jean-Paul Dréan ... (uncredited)
Lud Germain ... (uncredited)
Bob Ingarao ... (uncredited)
Noëlle Noblecourt ... (uncredited)
Nico Pepe ... (uncredited)
Lucien Raimbourg ... (uncredited)
Alain Roulleau ... (uncredited)
Alice Sapritch ... (uncredited)
Guy Tréjan ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Bernard-Aubert 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Accursi  dialogue & scenario
Claude Bernard-Aubert  writer

Produced by
Claude Accursi .... producer
Claude Bernard-Aubert .... producer
Emile Darbel .... executive producer
Henry Lombroso .... associate producer
Adolphe Osso .... producer
Original Music by
André Hodeir 
Cinematography by
Jean Isnard 
Film Editing by
Gabriel Rongier 
Production Design by
Jean-Paul Coutan-Laboureur 
Art Direction by
Jean-Paul Coutan-Laboureur 
Costume Design by
Catherine Giboyau 
Makeup Department
Serge Groffe .... makeup artist
Production Management
Louis Manella .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adonis Kyrou .... assistant director
Sound Department
André Louis .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Collomb .... assistant camera
François Dieudonné .... still photographer
Léo Mirkine .... still photographer
Robert Schneider .... camera operator
Other crew
Geneviève Cortier .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Les tripes au soleil" - France (original title)
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France:125 min | Italy:95 min | USA:105 min
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What the $#&& was this?!?!, 14 September 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This film will make your brain ache--unless you happen to be schizophrenic!! The film is a surreal mess and it's practically impossible to adequately describe it.

The film begins in the fictional paradise of Cicada--a land almost completely isolated from the outside world. A tour guide is taking some foreigners through town. As he describes it glowingly, the people see a wide variety of repellent images--with lots of deliberately gratuitous nudity and violence in this dirty crap-hole. In addition, you get to see a severed cow head that spouts water from its nostrils and it's used like a faucet! Wow...pass the LSD! What follows after the tour group leaves appears to be a parody of the American South--with its strict (at times) segregation, racist attitudes and white folks trying to get in the pants of black women. It's all very coarse as well as stupid. So, instead of actually making a statement about a need for change, it's just an incredibly bizarre and cheaply made crap film. Probably not worth your time unless you've already seen every movie already made and are looking to see the last!

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