La carne (1991) Poster


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A cannibal love
Ulan_Dhor6 February 2010
Marco Ferreri was one of the most original directors in Italian cinema history, his movies contend with relationship of the modern man and the society where he lives, this relationship is often described as to be alienating and claustrophobic, however they're greatly ironic movies, "easy" to watch.

Another theme so dear to Ferreri is the woman, and La Carne (The Flesh) is another movie with a freaky female figure as protagonist. The women of Marco Ferreri are not normal human beings, they're more a sort of superwomen, they're always portrayed as dangerous beings for the man and often the man is himself a victim in the hands of theirs, concerning this I remember first Ferreri's great movies: L'ape Regina (The Conjugal Bed), La Donna Scimmia (The Ape Woman) and later La Dernière Femme (The Last Woman). Even if the women of Ferreri seem to be "superhuman" and "above" the common man I think that his standpoint about the women shouldn't be intended as a woman's celebration or as a sort of tribute to women, quite another thing: on closer inspection Ferreri's outlook about women reveals a strongly misogynist conception, I think so because those female portrays are so grotesque and so devoid of humanity that you'd have difficulty to recognize a real woman in them, in short the women of Marco Ferreri are parodies, for instance in "I Love You" we witness to an event of objectification of women, there the woman is replaced by a talking key-chain, that's Ferreri on the summit of his misogyny I think.

La Carne is not one of his best movies, however it should be seen if for no other reason than Francesca Dellera, she's absolutely amazing, let me be clear, she CAN'T act but she's a sort of living "visual effect" talking about sensuality and sex appeal, she'd be able to arouse a sort of "cannibal attraction" both in men and women and it's just a cannibal love what Paolo (Sergio Castellitto) will feel about her.
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