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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 »
User Reviews:
humorous and beautiful See more (54 total) »

Cast

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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
 
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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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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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 Fail-Safe (1964)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ti guarderò nel cuore (More)See more »

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23 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
humorous and beautiful, 2 May 2004
Author: accidentalmedia from Edinburgh

Simply stunning images. Well-shot, and expertly edited for maximum effect. The shots of the Japanese guys massaging cow's asses were particularly incredible. Though much of the shock was lost due to the effects of passing time and the condescending commentary, it is still interesting to see (the foie- gras sequence should be enlightening for anyone who still eats the stuff). Mondo Cane may have kicked off the shock-reality genre, but it reads as an interesting exploration of normality, raising questions about difference and anthropological methods. Well worth the two hours...

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