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Women of the World (1963)

La donna nel mondo (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 30 January 1963 (Italy)
"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 »

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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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...Behind the Fancy Clothes Into the Most Primitive, the Most Provocative Affairs of Women! 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 Twisted Sex Vol. 15 (1996) See more »

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not the best Mondo movie
5 November 2003 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

I recently picked up the "Mondo Cane collection" from Blue Underground. The second of the official Mondo films is "Women of the World", feels more like a spin-off then an actual sequel to "Mondo Cane" as in was made in between the previous original Mondo, but before the sequel for that "shockumentary". "Women of the World" is just that, showing women from around the globe, from Israeli officers to Hamburg hookers, from Swedish co-ed hitch-hikers to gay drag queens. All in the name of enlightenment, i suppose. Like the previous film it saves the more risque parts for the latter area of the film (childbirth, army widows, etc...) Not as good as the previous film, but still worth a look.

My Grade: C

DVD Extras: 2 theatrical trailers (Usa and International); Poster and still gallery


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

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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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