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Porcile (1969)

Not Rated | | Drama | 10 October 1969 (France)
A man wandering in a volcanic desert forms a band of murderous cannibals. A post-war German industrialist learns that his son is unable to make decisions or form relationships.




Complete credited cast:
Pierre Clémenti ... Young Cannibal (as Pierre Clementi)
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Julian Klotz (as Jean Pierre Leaud)
Alberto Lionello ... Mr. Klotz
Ugo Tognazzi ... Herdhitze
Anne Wiazemsky ... Ida
Margarita Lozano ... Madame Klotz (as Margherita Lozano)
Marco Ferreri ... Hans Günther
Franco Citti ... Cannibal
Ninetto Davoli ... Maracchione


Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie down with his farm's pigs, because he doesn't like human relationships. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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I killed my father, I ate human flesh, and I quiver with joy.




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Pier Paolo Pasolini offered the role of the young cannibal to Klaus Kinski, who turned it down because the salary was too low. See more »


In one of the shots related to the medieval cannibal plot, we see a dust cloud rising in the distance behind the characters. It is a car driving across the mountain landscape. See more »


Young cannibal: I killed my father, I ate human flesh, and I quiver with joy.
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Edited into Pier Paolo Pasolini (1995) See more »

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Bleak, Brutal and Bizarre
12 November 2013 | by RobertF87See all my reviews

This is one of the strangest works of Italian writer-director Pier Paolo Pasolini. It interweaves two story lines: The first, almost dialogue- free, tale takes place in an unknown volcanic landscape at an unspecified historical period and involves a young cannibal who leads a band that rapes and murders the local populace. The second tale is set in 1967 Germany and involves the son of a wealthy industrialist who is used as a pawn in a power game between his father and a business rival.

It's well-made with several striking images, but it is very slow, very obscure and challenging. It is a bleakly savage satire on human nature, which will certainly not appeal to everyone. In fact it's a film that is easy to admire, but hard to like.

It is certainly a powerful work of art, but certainly don't expect to enjoy it.

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10 October 1969 (France) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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