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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:
take this "documentary" with a grain of salt 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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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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Edited into Final Journeys (1998) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ti guarderò nel cuore (More)See more »

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20 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
take this "documentary" with a grain of salt, 14 December 2004
Author: Sammy Eisenhower (imdb-3495) from Santa Cruz, California

please, as you watch this documentary, realize that although the narration is spoken in a straight, scientific tone, in actuality the narration is full of hyperbole, invention, and jokes. sometimes, the narration is close to the truth; sometimes, the narration is campy and silly. the tone does not change, however, and you are left on your own to decide what is real and what is not. it must be said that anthropologists and scientists were not closely consulted for this film. the fish found on tree branches and out of water have done that for 1000s of years. the atom bomb test did not suddenly cause that behavior.

one must even question whether or not the crew manipulated some of the scenes. for example, if a sea turtle is dying in the sun, how could it end up dead on its back?

please, watch this alleged documentary with a careful eye.

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