MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 21 this week

Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)
"Addio zio Tom" (original title)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 863 users  
Reviews: 34 user | 21 critic

Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 05 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 27 titles
created 04 Oct 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 26 Apr 2013
 
a list of 520 titles
created 08 Aug 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)

Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Goodbye Uncle Tom.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mondo cane (1962)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A "shockumentary" consisting of a collection of mostly real archive footage displaying mankind at its most depraved and perverse, displaying bizarre rites, cruel behavior and bestial violence.

Directors: Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Rossano Brazzi, Yves Klein, Stefano Sibaldi
Magia nuda (1975)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

This film is about tribes in Africa and South America who turn toward magic as a means of survival and way of life. The Mundari tribe in Africa herd cattle but do not slaughter them for ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfredo Castiglioni, Angelo Castiglioni, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Mac Mauro Smith
Mondo candido (1975)
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi
Stars: Christopher Brown, Michele Miller, Jacques Herlin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

"The camera strips woman right down to her skin," proclaimed the ads,"...lays bare the secrets of her mind and body!" Using outtakes from MONDO CANE as their foundation, Directors Gualtiero... See full summary »

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Paolo Cavara, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Stefano Sibaldi, Belinda Lee, Peter Ustinov
Mondo pazzo (1963)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The official sequel to the original shockumentary, presenting new and bizarre behavior from around the world, including cruelty, graphic gore, and strange rituals.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi
Stars: Stefano Sibaldi, Henning Skaarup, Peter Ustinov
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A look at the careers of Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi who invented the mondo genre with MONDO CANE in 1962. It follows their career until their split in following the making of GOODBYE UNCLE TOM in 1971.

Director: David Gregory
Stars: David Flint, Benito Frattari, Gualtiero Jacopetti
Des morts (1979)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This morbid, unusual, and critically acclaimed documentary was filmed in the most exotic locations all over the world. Of the Dead (Des Morts) deals with death, the soon dead, and the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Pol Ferbus, Dominique Garny, and 1 more credit »
Malamondo (1964)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This documentary looks at strange behaviors and practices in Europe, including nude skiing in Switzerland, hot-butchering in Italy, and an orgy in a graveyard.

Director: Paolo Cavara
Stars: Adriano Celentano, Marvin Miller
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A female projectionist is apparently a serial killer.

Director: Izô Hashimoto
Stars: Utako Nakajima, Rie Kondoh, Shirô Sano
Africa addio (1966)
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi
Stars: Sergio Rossi, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Julius Nyerere
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A documentary about the rise and fall of fascism and the effects of Nazism on German society.

Director: Mikhail Romm
Stars: Mikhail Romm, Marlene Dietrich, Joseph Goebbels
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

At a New York City restaurant, the patrons are men, nude but for a G-string, waited on by one woman, also clad in a G-string (played by Viva) and a G-bestringed (bestrung?) waiter. Some of ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Warhol
Stars: Brigid Berlin, Julian Burrough, Taylor Mead
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Gualtiero Jacopetti ...
Himself
Franco Prosperi ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

300 years of hate explode today! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

30 September 1971 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

White Devil: Black Hell  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Québec)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

DECAMERONE NERO's German DVD has a Super-8mm version of "Goodbye Uncle Tom", (German audio only) as a special feature on the disc. See more »

Crazy Credits

questo film e un documentario. I fatti sono storicamente avvenuti ed i personaggi sono realmente esistiti. Which translates loosely to: This film is a documentary. The facts historically have happened and the persons really exist. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Black Rage (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Makes "The Passion of The Christ" seem like Romper Room
11 July 2004 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

Anyone thinking of checking this film out: be warned, words can not express what an awesomely brutal experience it is to sit through. I'm a big fan of horror films, but nothing I ever saw came close to the feeling of revulsion this 30 plus year old film gave me. Trust me, you will have to use the fast forward button on your remote control several times sitting through this one.

A group of Italian journalists goes back in time to America during the time of slavery and documents what they see. The viewer is spared no amount of detail as we are shown what it was like to travel aboard a slave ship, be sold in market as common livestock, be raped, tortured hunted and killed, and basically denied even the slightest bit of human empathy or compassion at every turn.

While Roots covered the same subject matter a whole lot better, it came nowhere near delivering the visceral reaction of this film. For that reason, I recommend people watch Goodbye Uncle Tom. While by no means a great film, if society is truly never to forget the injustices and wrongs of the past, work like this is necessary viewing.


14 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
movie availibilty williams_n_associate
A Must See. killaflix
apparently this is banned where i am Mikeybastard
movie aside, I love the music scottishvalkyrie
finding Addio Zio To+ +k+ White devil/Bl+ck Hell kavika2000
There's an even more disturbing version? TracesOfLove
Discuss Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page