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Sacrifice! (1972)
"Il paese del sesso selvaggio" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Adventure, Horror  |  23 May 1973 (USA)
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A photographer in the rain forest is captured by wild natives, and after months of living with them, he marries the chief's daughter and helps protect the village from a vicious cannibal tribe.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ivan Rassimov ...
John Bradley
Me Me Lai ...
Marayå (as Me Me Lay)
Prasitsak Singhara ...
Taima
Sulallewan Suxantat ...
Karen
Ong Ard ...
Lahuna
Prapas Chindang ...
Chuan
Pipop Pupinyo ...
Mihuan
Tuan Tevan ...
Tuan
Chit ...
Cannibal
Choi ...
Cannibal
Song Suanhud ...
Witch Doctor
Pairach Thaipradit ...
Thai
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A photographer on assignment in the rain forest is ambushed and held slave by a primitive tribe, until the chief's daughter chooses him as her groom. After being initiated by various tortures, he becomes a part of the tribe and helps them against modern dangers and a cannibal tribe they're at war with. Written by Anonymous

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Umberto Lenzi was heavily influenced by the American western A Man Called Horse (1970) when making this film. The plots of the two films are nearly identical, and the English title for this film, "Man from Deep River", is even supposed to echo the title "A Man Called Horse". See more »

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John Bradley: I'm a human being, like you! I'm a man, not a fish!
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Repellent but fascinating.
27 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is often credited as "the first cannibal horror film", although it has less to do with cannibalism than with Italian shockumentaries such as "Mondo Cane". Viewing it is an often repellent but altogether fascinating experience - one that you will not soon forget. Umberto Lenzi's direction, which is a curious mix of skill and amateurishness, combined with the location shooting, give it a documentary-like feel that compensates for the thin and sloppily set-up plot. (***)


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