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

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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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Too obscure, but I can't help but like a Pasolini film
4 October 2002 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

With this, I only have one more Pasolini feature to go and I have seen all of them (the missing culprit being Accatone). Porcile does not represent Pasolini at his best. It's far too abstract and obscure. Two stories alternate, one taking place in a quasi-legendary time and one in modern times. The quasi-legendary scenes concern a young cannibal, some rapists and murderers. The modern sequence concerns some former Nazis living in Italy. One of their sons, played by French actor Jean-Pierre Leaud, is sick of the evil, bourgeois lifestyle he leads. At one point, since he lacks any ambition, he throws himself into an intentional coma. I don't get it, especially how the two parts work together. Still, as a Pasolini fan, I have to admit that it is a strikingly made film. I especially liked the scenes set in the past. Pasolini regulars Franco Citti and Ninetto Davoli (the only actor, I believe, who appears in both parts of the film, although I have no clue why) come along for the ride. Pasolini fans should certainly see it, others should avoid. 7/10.


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