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Carmelo Bene ...
Erode Antipa / Onorio
Lydia Mancinelli ...
Alfiero Vincenti ...
Donyale Luna ...
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Myrrhina (as Veruschka)
Piero Vida ...
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Luciana Cante
Marco Carelli
Dakar
Ornella Ferrari
Tom Galleés
Roberto Gnozzi
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Italian censorship visa # 60831 delivered on August 11, 1972. See more »

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References Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963) See more »

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Ein Deutsches Requiem
Composed by Johannes Brahms
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A Psycadelic escape from reality and boring Hollywood films.
6 July 2005 | by (Bloomsburg PA) – See all my reviews

There have been many films of the play "Salome", but none of them are anything like Carmelo Bene's version. The film is so bright, colorful and strange; it will make your head spin. The intro of the film contains a cartoon camel jumping through a loop, women getting spanked with feather paddles, a man slicing a watermelon with a machete and a women with beaded jewelry emerging from the water. Unfortunately, the only copy I could find didn't have subtitles. I really didn't need to understand the dialog to enjoy the strange and weird images. It's as if someone filmed Fellini Satyricon on a fixed budget, cut it into pieces, rearranged it and laced it with LSD style editing. That's why it is so darn entertaining. I first learned about Italian director Carmelo Bene from the book "Film as a Subversive Art" by Amos Vogel. This book changed the way I view films. I go out of my way to find surreal films like "Salome". It is strange, experimental and quite an experience. Don't watch this film on drugs, because the film is a drug in itself. A startling head trip of a film.


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