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Women of the World (1963)

La donna nel mondo (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 30 January 1963 (Italy)
From love in the streets of Paris to death on the African plain, the acclaimed MONDO CANE masters turn their unflinching eye on all the things never before known - and never before shown - about WOMEN OF THE WORLD.

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Gualtiero Jacopetti (commentary)
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Credited cast:
Stefano Sibaldi Stefano Sibaldi ... Narrator (voice)
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Belinda Lee ... Self (archive footage)
Peter Ustinov ... English Narration (voice)
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"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 Jacopetti, Paolo Cavara and Franco Prosperi created this leering yet lyrical study of women's roles in the international culture of the bizarre. Here is the female of the species as mothers, murderers, warriors and whores, respected as high-powered executives and objectified as bodacious bombshells, grasping for eternal beauty and even engaging in "unnatural friendships." From love in the streets of Paris to death on the African plain, the MONDO masters turn their unflinching eye on all the things never before known - and never before shown - about WOMEN OF THE WORLD.

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A Wry Look at the Women of the World as viewed by PETER USTINOV See more »

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Documentary

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Belinda Lee was to have appeared in the film, but she died in an auto accident near San Bernardino, CA as she and the crew were returning from location scouting in Las Vegas. The film is dedicated to her. See more »

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Featured in The Godfathers of Mondo (2003) See more »

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Excellent addition to the mondo genre
19 February 2007 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

"Women of the World" is an entertaining mondo movie from Paolo ("Mondo Cane") Cavara and Gualtiero ("Mondo Cane" 1 & 2, "Farewell Africa", "Goodbye Uncle Tom") Jacopetti.

Ably narrated by the legendary Peter Ustinov, this has an overall lighter tone than the other mondo movies from Cavara and Jacopetti, concentrating on the fairer of the species and their activities around the world. Cue some scenes of very lovely ladies as well as some less attractive females!

As always, some of the content does have a disturbing edge and there are some genuinely moving scenes.

The film's imagery and narration are accompanied by an excellent score by Nino Oliviero and Riz Ortolani.

7 out of 10. A memorable film experience and an interesting glimpse into the past. They don't make 'em like this anymore!


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

30 January 1963 (Italy) See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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