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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 »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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The source of all those drive-in Mondo potboilers of the sixties is still quite a hoot today. 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)
 
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(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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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 Cannibal Holocaust (1980)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ti guarderò nel cuore (More)See more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
The source of all those drive-in Mondo potboilers of the sixties is still quite a hoot today., 22 March 2004
Author: TheVid from Colorado Springs

As retro films go, Mondo Cane is still a refreshing take on schlock, documentary filmmaking, hilariously camp in it's motives and of more than passing interest in this age of reality TV. The setups and prurient approach that made these films popular at the time of their release is only re-reflected in the equally blatant, reality trash that has successfully been permeating TV since the turn of the new century. It's stunning just how the tastes of pop-culture audiences have changed in the last 50 years or so. A retrospective of the Mondo film genre is represented beautifully in a nicely-packaged DVD box set, which includes a terrifically interesting documentary on the two filmmakers, Jacopetti and Prosperi, who started the trend with this Italian potboiler back in 1962. MONDO CANE is not as dated as some would lead you to believe, particularly if you examine the motives behind it, and the method of it's humor and social commentary. Perhaps the most significant contribution MONDO CANE offers as a film chronicle, and undeniably the most artistic, is the Riz Ortolani/Nino Oliviero music score which includes one of the great melodies of the 20th Century, MORE. MONDO CANE is a "reality" movie sure to please even the most jaded multiplexer. Beautifully photographed and scored.

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