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Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Pierre Clémenti ...
Young cannibal (as Pierre Clementi)
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Julian Klotz (as Jean Pierre Leaud)
Alberto Lionello ...
Mr. Klotz
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Herdhitze
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Ida
Margarita Lozano ...
Madame Klotz (as Margherita Lozano)
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Hans Günther
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Cannibal
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Maracchione
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Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie down with his farm's pigs, because he doesn't like human relationships. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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I killed my father, I ate human flesh, and I quiver with joy.

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10 October 1969 (France)  »

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Pigpen  »

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Trivia

Third part of Pier Paolo Pasolini's "Mythical Cycle" also including Oedipus Rex (1967), Teorema (1968) and Medea (1969). See more »

Goofs

In one of the shots related to the medieval cannibal plot, we see a dust cloud rising in the distance behind the characters. It is a car driving across the mountain landscape. See more »

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Young cannibal: I killed my father, I ate human flesh, and I quiver with joy.
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Follows Oedipus Rex (1967) See more »

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Quietly haunting
7 March 1999 | by (Los Angeles, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Porcile is one of those films that gets under your skin, and you're not sure why. The storyline unfolds in a style that is typically atypical of Pasolini; the tale of a college-aged son of a former Nazi isolating himself from everyone else (while encountering feelings that lend the film its title) is intertwined with that of a cannibalistic hermit from the Middle Ages. What results is a parallelistic criticism of modern society, not unlike Pasolini's earlier Teorema. The ending, which leaves an impact (although the actions take place off camera), is understated but undeniably chilling. Overall: 9/10


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