MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,987 this week

Mondo cane (1962)

R  |   |  Documentary  |  30 March 1962 (Italy)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 2,374 users  
Reviews: 54 user | 31 critic

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.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 24 Mar 2011
 
list image
a list of 49 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 13 Jun 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 18 Jun 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Mondo cane" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mondo cane (1962)

Mondo cane (1962) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mondo cane.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi
Stars: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi, Cicely Browne
Shocking Asia (1976)
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A documentary about asia's shocking cultures.

Director: Rolf Olsen
Mondo candido (1975)
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi
Stars: Christopher Brown, Michele Miller, Jacques Herlin
Des morts (1979)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This morbid, unusual, and critically acclaimed documentary was filmed in the most exotic locations all over the world. Of the Dead (Des Morts) deals with death, the soon dead, and the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Pol Ferbus, Dominique Garny, and 1 more credit »
Mondo pazzo (1963)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The official sequel to the original shockumentary, presenting new and bizarre behavior from around the world, including cruelty, graphic gore, and strange rituals.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi
Stars: Stefano Sibaldi, Henning Skaarup, Peter Ustinov
Oxhide (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Daily life in an impossibly cramped Beijing apartment takes on epic proportions in this, intimate portrait, with unprecedented access, of a working-class Chinese family. Boldly transforming... See full summary »

Director: Jiayin Liu
Stars: Huifen Jia, Jiayin Liu, Zaiping Liu
Executions (Video 1995)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

"Executions" is a documentary showing real footage of the many different methods humanity has used through-out history for capital punishment. During the film, the makers point out how ... See full summary »

Directors: David Herman, Arun Kumar, and 1 more credit »
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV-material to home-made super-8 movies The common factor is death by some means.

Director: John Alan Schwartz
Stars: Michael Carr, Samuel Berkowitz, Mary Ellen Brighton
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

The third installment of the Faces of Death series.

Director: John Alan Schwartz
Stars: Michael Carr, Veronica Lakewood, James B. Schwartz
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

This Violent World

Directors: Antonio Climati, Mario Morra
Stars: Giuseppe Rinaldi
Magia nuda (1975)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

This film is about tribes in Africa and South America who turn toward magic as a means of survival and way of life. The Mundari tribe in Africa herd cattle but do not slaughter them for ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfredo Castiglioni, Angelo Castiglioni, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Mac Mauro Smith
Araya (1959)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

"Araya" is an old natural salt mine located in a peninsula in northeastern Venezuela which was still, by 1959, being exploited manually five hundred years after its discovery by the Spanish... See full summary »

Director: Margot Benacerraf
Stars: José Ignacio Cabrujas, Laurent Terzieff
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
Yves Klein ...
Himself
Stefano Sibaldi ...
Narrator (voice)
Henning Skaarup ...
(Danish Narrator)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Never Never Never A Motion Picture Like It See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 March 1962 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Mondo Cane No. 1  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (re-release: 1970)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was initially rejected for UK cinema and only passed in 1963 after 14 minutes of cuts with heavy edits to the animal killings, scenes showing German drug addicts, and the killing of a man by a bull. See more »

Connections

Edited into U2: Numb (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Ti guarderò nel cuore (More)
Music by Riz Ortolani & Nino Oliviero
Lyrics by Norman Newell
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A great way to start a very influential career
9 October 2003 | by (Premiere Video (Dallas, Tx)) – See all my reviews

Whether or not the narrator has all of the facts straight (as he has been accused of not having), the team of directors Cavara and Jacopetti have captured some of the most amazing footage ever featured in a documentary. All of these traditions probably do not still go on today, making this a truly fascinating glimpse into the history of how different cultures viewed and dealt with death. Presented in a totally unbiased nature, Cavara and Jacopetti simply show the events, and let the viewer decide whether or not the footage is shocking; in my opinion the best way to shoot a documentary. No disrespect is paid to any of the featured cultures, rather a strange reverence and respect for. Any amount of shocking footage is intended not to be shocking, but instead, I feel, to show the absurd amount of dedication we have to tradition. In an unbiased, unflinching way, we're showed death of everything from animals and humans, all the way to automobiles. Cavara and Jacopetti should be applauded for the influence they have had in the documentary genre, and for this great film that started it all. Rating: 30/40


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
More.... vbonanno
Riz Ortolani. Youkai68
Cargo Cult Footage in Il Mondo Cane baby_p_nut
Can anyone answer this kid_ickerus
Other movies like this yngel
More - lyrics in italian asolo03
Discuss Mondo cane (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?