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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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When the butcher goes berserk....

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Cannibal Man  »

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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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Nice offbeat type drama
12 November 2003 | by (stavanger,norway) – See all my reviews

Plot: The movies about a guy who works at a slaughterhouse and what happens to him and most of all his mind when his spouse calls it quits. Bit by bit he starts to loose it....

Form: It plays out very neatly. You have to follow the story tightly to make any sense of the whole thing. Follow closely and you get a reward at the end in the form of knowledge on the human mind.

Who is it for?: First of all this is not a movie for kids. It is a highly realistic movie with a hard story,lots of violence and gore and an adult theme. So if you are a sensitive viewer or under 17 I would not recommend it for viewing. There are a lot of non-violent films out there about similar topics. But on the other hand if you don`t have a problem with violence in films and like a touch of realism, this is really the one for you.

Grade: 10 out of 10


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