MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,130 this week

Magia nuda (1975)

X  |   |  Documentary  |  February 1977 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 142 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 4 critic

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 »

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 56 titles
created 23 Jan 2011
 
a list of 979 titles
created 10 Apr 2012
 
a list of 147 titles
created 30 Apr 2012
 
a list of 368 titles
created 09 Mar 2013
 
a list of 51 titles
created 25 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Magia nuda" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Magia nuda (1975)

Magia nuda (1975) on IMDb 5.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Magia nuda.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
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
Zumbalah (1975)
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A notorious mondo film depicting unbelievable and bizarre rituals, animal killing and cruelty, and people being killed and eaten, all by either animals or humans against each other or themselves.

Directors: Antonio Climati, Mario Morra
Stars: Alberto Moravia, Pit Dernitz
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 »
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
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

After hubby Ted goes to work, Ellen putters around the apartment in her nightgown cleaning up. When she takes the trash out, the janitor forces her into his apartment and rapes her. When he... See full summary »

Director: Doris Wishman
Stars: Gigi Darlene, Charles E. Mazin, Sam Stewart
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This video is mostly taken up by talking about vengeance rather than getting on with the job. A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the... See full summary »

Director: Robert A. Endelson
Stars: Robert Judd, Catherine Peppers, Lela Small
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
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Four friends head into the jungle to locate a lost professor but instead face off against treasure hunters who are torturing and killing natives.

Director: Antonio Climati
Stars: Marco Merlo, Fabrizio Merlo, May Deseligny
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

This movie continues in the same vein as F.O.D. 1 with short scenes of death related material. Mortuarys, accidents, police work are filmed by TV crews and home video cameras. Some of the ... See full summary »

Director: John Alan Schwartz
Stars: Michael Carr, James Brady, Mickey Crowe
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Directors: Alfredo Castiglioni, Angelo Castiglioni
Stars: Riccardo Cucciolla
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A look at the fast disappearing tribal customs of North Africa.

Directors: Alfredo Castiglioni, Angelo Castiglioni
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mac Mauro Smith ...
Narrator
Edit

Storyline

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 meat. They make use of the cattle urine as an insect repellent and shower underneath their cows. They also use the dung as a body covering to further thwart insects and pest. The cattle are so prized to the Mundari that they are treated as a member of the family and a number of Mundari are shown puffing into the cattle's vagina to encourage an early birth. A hunt is then shown where the Mundari are able to bring down mighty Elephants and Giraffes with ease. Yet unlike sport hunters they hunt merely for survival and pay respect to the beast before eating them. The Dinka tribe is another group who praise their cattle but they bleed the cows and mix it in their milk to help sustain tribes during periods of hunger. They also migrate to different areas along the Nile as to not over consume their pastures. ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

More Shocking Than "Mondo Cane" See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

February 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mondo Magic  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Final Journeys (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Repulsive
27 May 2005 | by (Harrisburg, PA) – See all my reviews

MONDO MAGIC will make you lose your lunch. After spending considerable time with a filthy African tribe, the "producers" cross the water to find another equally filthy South American tribe. Animals are slaughtered, prepared and eaten by hand; bodily fluids and excreta are glorified and liberally distributed across the screen; nearly everybody is naked, nearly all the time.

The narrator says this is all tied in with "magic," but MONDO MAGIC is hardly a serious study of primitive magic or religion. It's more like a montage of disgusting scenes that are probably 100% authentic. (Circumcised African tribesmen don't shock me since the rite is ancient and originated in Africa, whence came the Israelites).

The Intermedia DVD version I saw this evening was "re-edited," and clocks in at 84 minutes -- the "sex magic" seems to have been cut from the film. Crude anatomy lessons are plentiful, however.


2 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Magia nuda (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?