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Paolo Cavara (writer) and
Franco Prosperi (writer)
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30 January 1963 (Italy) See more »
...Behind the Fancy Clothes Into the Most Primitive, the Most Provocative Affairs of Women! See more »
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WOMEN OF THE WORLD (Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi and Paolo Cavara, 1963) ** See more (7 total) »


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Stefano Sibaldi ... Narrator (voice)
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Belinda Lee ... Herself (archive footage)

Peter Ustinov ... English Narration (voice)

Directed by
Gualtiero Jacopetti 
Paolo Cavara (uncredited)
Franco Prosperi (uncredited)
Writing credits
Paolo Cavara (writer) and
Franco Prosperi (writer)

Gualtiero Jacopetti  writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Gualtiero Jacopetti .... producer
Original Music by
Nino Oliviero 
Riz Ortolani 
Cinematography by
Paolo Cavara 
Gualtiero Jacopetti 
Franco Prosperi 
Film Editing by
Gualtiero Jacopetti 
Belinda Lee .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Women of the World" - , USA (DVD box title)
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110 min
Color (Technicolor)
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WOMEN OF THE WORLD (Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi and Paolo Cavara, 1963) **, 19 January 2009
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( from Naxxar, Malta

After a little over 5 years from its release, Blue Underground's "The Mondo Cane Collection" is still, for my money, the biggest scam in the history of DVD. It's not because the films themselves were not as "shocking" as they had been played up to be (I had watched most of them on Italian TV already) or because the discs were shoddily presented but for the reason that, after hyping their "10,000 Limited Edition" status – which doubtlessly duped many a serious film collector (myself included) into springing for the $120 set – these same films (indeed discs) have subsequently, in 2005 and 2008, been variously reissued by the same company under different combinations for half the price they were originally being offered for! This deceit perhaps explains why it has taken me all this time to pop any of the 8 discs included in the original set into my DVD player for the first time – although, as I said before, only 2 of them (the title under review and the feature-length documentary on the duo of controversial film-makers) had been completely unfamiliar to me. As it turned out, WOMEN OF THE WORLD was pretty blah as well…which kind of increased my despondency about the whole bloody affair! Anyway, what we have here is a disparate depiction of the plight of women around the world circa 1962: from Israeli freedom fighters to Japanese pearl divers, from mature Hamburg whores to Swiss pain-free birth clinics, etc. Actually, watching the women from the exotic regions going about their strenuous daily work routine (carrying heavy loads and so on) while their lethargic husbands look impassively on, laze about or, worse still, put on make up and act queer, did provoke the occasional heckle from the undersigned but, I regret to say, it was mostly a rather dull ride. At least, the music (by Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliveiro) is, typically for like product, quite good. While on the Italian version, the occasionally witty narration is provided by one of the film-makers himself (Jacopetti), the English translation (which is also present on the disc and, inexplicably, it reverted to while I was watching) is read by Peter Ustinov!

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