IMDb > Mondo cane (1962)
Mondo cane
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Mondo cane (1962) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 7 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
6.4/10   2,516 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Contact:
View company contact information for Mondo cane on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
30 March 1962 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
All The Scenes You Will See In This Film Are True And Taken Only From Life...If Often They Are Shocking It Is Because There Are Many Astounding, Even Unbelievable Things In This World See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A great way to start a very influential career See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (complete, awaiting verification)

Rossano Brazzi ... Himself
Yves Klein ... Himself
Stefano Sibaldi ... Narrator (voice)
Henning Skaarup ... (Danish Narrator)

Directed by
Paolo Cavara 
Gualtiero Jacopetti 
Franco Prosperi  (as Franco E. Prosperi)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paolo Cavara 
Gualtiero Jacopetti 

Produced by
Gualtiero Jacopetti .... producer
Angelo Rizzoli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Antonio Climati 
Benito Frattari 
 
Film Editing by
Gualtiero Jacopetti 
 
Sound Department
Frederick Ridgard .... sound recordist
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mondo Cane No. 1" - USA (reissue title)
"Tales of the Bizarre: Rites, Rituals and Superstitions" - USA (video box title)
See more »
Runtime:
108 min | UK:91 min (cut) | USA:97 min (re-release: 1970)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 (cut) | France:U (original rating) | Italy:VM18 | Norway:16 | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:R (original rating: 1962) | UK:X (re-rating) (1963) (cut) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf) (w)
Company:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
On March 13, 1961, following some shooting of the documentary in Las Vegas, writer-directors Paolo Cavara and Gualtiero Jacopetti and the film crew traveled to Los Angeles. One car contained Cavara, Jacopetti and Jacopetti's paramour, actress Belinda Lee (who was not in the picture), in addition to their Italian driver. Nearing San Bernardino on US 91, the speeding car lost control on a winding road and flipped after blowing a tire. Actress Lee, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the car and died at the scene of a broken neck and fractured skull. The others escaped serious injury and taken to a Barstow hospital. Jacopetti suffered a broken leg.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ti guarderò nel cuore (More)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A great way to start a very influential career, 9 October 2003
Author: chris (christophaskell@hotmail.com) from Premiere Video (Dallas, Tx)

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

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (54 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Mondo cane (1962)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Riz Ortolani. Youkai68
More.... vbonanno
has mondo been shown on RAI (italian tv)? jcbierley1
Composer of 'Mondo Cane' score has died (23 Jan 14) tremas-1
Can anyone answer this kid_ickerus
Other movies like this yngel
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Africa addio Mondo pazzo Fellini Satyricon Goodbye Uncle Tom The Wicker Man
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Documentary section IMDb Italy section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.