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Release Date:
30 March 1962 (Italy) See more »
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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 »
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Bizarre mix of the amusing, disgusting and disturbing. Still powerful after 25 years! See more (54 total) »

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Rossano Brazzi ... Himself
Stefano Sibaldi ... Narrator (voice)
Henning Skaarup ... (Danish Narrator)
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Directed by
Paolo Cavara 
Gualtiero Jacopetti 
Franco Prosperi  (as Franco E. Prosperi)
 
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Paolo Cavara 
Gualtiero Jacopetti 

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

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mondo Cane No. 1" - USA (reissue title)
"Tales of the Bizarre: Rites, Rituals and Superstitions" - USA (video box title)
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Runtime:
108 min | UK:91 min (cut) | USA:97 min (re-release: 1970)
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
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)
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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 »
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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ti guarderò nel cuore (More)See more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Bizarre mix of the amusing, disgusting and disturbing. Still powerful after 25 years!, 13 February 2007
Author: DVD_Connoisseur from England

Watching "Mondo Cane" some 25 years after it originally shocked cinema audiences, I still found myself experiencing a variety of emotions. Despite the dated presentation (in many ways, this actually enhances the weirdness of the whole experience), the film still packs a mild punch, even to this jaded viewer.

A combination of the amusing (would-be actors posing themselves for the camera and geriatric Hollywood residents working out on a variety of unusual equipment), the sad (turtles on a radioactive Bikini beach, having lost their ability to find water, head away from the sea and into the scorching sand and certain death) and the shocking (animal cruelty including bull fighting) results in a powerful cocktail.

The cynical, xenophobic narrator delivers a witty commentary while the proceedings unfold on the screen.

Superbly edited and scored, this is definitely a different viewing experience. A journey into bizarreville; 7 out of 10.

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