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The Cannibal Man (1973)
"La semana del asesino" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  June 1973 (USA)
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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 ... 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 ...
(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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Was the first movie to use the "vomit-bag" gimmick. Theatres offered free barf bags with the tickets to increase the sales of this 'violent' film. See more »

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Forgotten cult classics #3
8 July 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The alternative title "Cannibal Man" is very misleading, because this film is not a gory splatterfest about the sick mind of a serial killer, it is more a drama about a man whose life falls apart aroused by a chain reaction of unhappy circumstances. You might compare this film to similar movies like "Henry" for example, but this one is more a portrait of the situation in the early 70s when the dictatorship of Franco ruled the Spanish nation. "La semana del asesino" is full of macabre minor details and polished dialogue sequences. Not like the typical horror mass productions, more an unusual outsider cinema...


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