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The Cannibal Man (1973)

La semana del asesino (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama, Horror | June 1973 (USA)
A young man, Marco, working as a butcher, accidentally kills a taxi driver. His girlfriend Paula wants to go to the police so he has to kill her too. He then has to kill his brother, his ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vicente Parra ...
Marcos
Emma Cohen ...
Paula
Eusebio Poncela ...
Néstor
Charly Bravo ...
Esteban
Fernando Sánchez Polack ...
Señor Ambrosio (as Fernando Sanchez Polak)
Goyo Lebrero ...
Taxista
Vicky Lagos ...
Rosa
Ismael Merlo ...
Jefe de personal
Rafael Hernández ...
Agustín (as Rafael Hernandez)
José Franco ...
Tendero (as Jose Franco)
Valentín Tornos ...
Obrero (as Valentin Tornos)
Antonio Orengo ...
Camarero
Antonio Corencia ...
Obrero burlón
Antonio del Real ...
Obrero burlón (as Antonio Fernandez del Real)
José Félix Montoya ...
Vigilante de servicio (as Felix Jose Montoya)
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A young man, Marco, working as a butcher, accidentally kills a taxi driver. His girlfriend Paula wants to go to the police so he has to kill her too. He then has to kill his brother, his brother's fiancée and his father, who have become suspicious. He gets rid of the bodies by taking them to a slaughter house... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The early 80s UK video made the DPP's list and was successfully prosecuted, but only made the list due to it's 'cannibal' title. Apart from some slaughterhouse footage, this is not a very violent film, and would almost certainly be released uncut in the UK if it was submitted now. See more »

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Featured in Don't Scream: It's Only a Movie! (1985) See more »

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Hard and rough Thriller, for lovers of Spanish Cinema.
12 November 2015 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

"La Semana Del Asesino" of Director Eloy De La Iglesia is a thriller with a touch of terror and "Gore" based on a young man "Marcos" (Vicente Parra) in a discussion killing a taxi driver, then discovering a criminal attitude to the unknown.

The film is directed with a dynamic rhythm and personal style that offers something new in the Spanish cinema in a time of transition, it's a tease and special film that keeps stress to the public from beginning to end, as history shows is relentless and enters the public for its violence and unscrupulous protagonist.

Photography is violent and disturbing scenes in the key, adding concern to viewers for their grim and gory images, provided there is a sinister work to stimulate the viewer. The music is reminiscent of the era of the 70s in Spain, using sometimes disturbing and intense sounds that make the audience feel the constant threat of all those around the protagonist's life. Plans and camera movements consume a casual but appropriate technical work by using recognition, subjective, details and close-ups first, general, camera in hand, monitoring, and retreat avanti squeezing the best of the plot and interpretations.

The ability to describe its Director De La Iglesia of violence in appearance trickier raise the film to a very personal level, with a special ability to harness the environment to describe the subject (as was the case in another film of one of its writers, the splendid "El Huerto Del Francés" which became prominent as one of the best Naschy films) and ease of terrorizing the description of the grisly, insane and obscene The performances are superb, with players like Vicente Parra works with a cold character and Eusebio Poncela in an impassive and successful character, being credible characters Emma Cohen, Vicky Lagos, Lola Herrera, Ismael Merlo and Angel Blanco and others.

It is an essential work within the Spanish intrigue thriller film for dealing with a thematic style and little used since then tease that will leave behind the rather misplaced public viewing. Recommended for its directing, writing, acting, photography, music, montage, camera movements and narrative that make "La Semana Del Asesino" a must see film for those moviegoers Spanish Cinema


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