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Mondo cane (1962)

A "shockumentary" consisting of a collection of mostly real archive footage displaying mankind at its most depraved and perverse, displaying bizarre rites, cruel behavior and bestial violence.
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Nominally a documentary, this film combines a number of unrelated sequences (both real and staged) -- including a South Pacific "cargo cult", the ritual slaughter of a bull, tribal dances and rituals, and a visit to an ornate pet cemetery -- all focused on the lurid, sensational, and eccentric. Written by Michael C. Berch <mcb@postmodern.com>

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"THE SEASON'S MOST ARGUED ABOUT FILM!" -- Life Magazine (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »


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30 March 1962 (Italy)  »

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Mondo Cane No. 1  »

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Mentioned in Christopher Hitchens' book "God is not Great", for the cargo cults. See more »

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Referenced in Rate It X (1986) See more »

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Ti guarderò nel cuore (More)
Music by Riz Ortolani & Nino Oliviero
Lyrics by Norman Newell
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A group of voyeuristic documentarians follow the world's eccentric cultures
2 January 2003 | by (Selbyside - St. Paul, MN USA) – See all my reviews

After viewing this I must say I was left mesmerized to a degree. You really don't know what is going on the other side of the globe. Some people claim that these events aren't real, and the images are just for a psuedo-documentary, but you be the judge. Me personally, I believe that those things are going on. Even though this film shows its age, it is still a very strong piece of work and will not be easily forgotten.


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