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The Cannibal Man (1972)

La semana del asesino (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | June 1973 (USA)
A young man, Marco, working as a butcher, accidentally kills a taxi driver. His girlfriend Paula wants to go to the police so he has to kill her too. He then has to kill his brother, his ... See full summary »

Director:

Eloy de la Iglesia

Writers:

Eloy de la Iglesia (story), Antonio Fos (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vicente Parra ... Marcos
Emma Cohen ... Paula
Eusebio Poncela ... Néstor
Charly Bravo Charly Bravo ... Esteban
Fernando Sánchez Polack ... Señor Ambrosio (as Fernando Sanchez Polak)
Goyo Lebrero Goyo Lebrero ... Taxista
Vicky Lagos ... Rosa
Ismael Merlo ... Jefe de personal
Rafael Hernández ... Agustín (as Rafael Hernandez)
José Franco ... Tendero (as Jose Franco)
Valentín Tornos Valentín Tornos ... Obrero (as Valentin Tornos)
Antonio Orengo Antonio Orengo ... Camarero
Antonio Corencia Antonio Corencia ... Obrero burlón
Antonio del Real Antonio del Real ... Obrero burlón (as Antonio Fernandez del Real)
José Félix Montoya José Félix Montoya ... Vigilante de servicio (as Felix Jose Montoya)
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A young man, Marco, working as a butcher, accidentally kills a taxi driver. His girlfriend Paula wants to go to the police so he has to kill her too. He then has to kill his brother, his brother's fiancée and her father, who have become suspicious. He gets rid of the bodies by taking them to a slaughter house... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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When the butcher goes berserk....

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

Despite the English title ("The Cannibal Man"), this is not a film about cannibalism. The correct translation of the original Spanish title is "The Week of the Killer". See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was listed on the DPP 72 list of video nasties in the UK and successfully prosecuted and banned. It was finally released on the Redemption video label in 1993 after 3 secs of BBFC cuts to a throat slashing. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Deranged (1987) See more »

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a peek at life in fascist Spain disguised as a horror movie
16 December 2000 | by grendel-25See all my reviews

Most commentary I have seen on Cannibal Man focuses on the psychological horror, but the political side of the story seems more important to me. The film seems to place more blame on the society of Spain under Franco than even on the killer, the ultra cool swimming pool sequence is very reminiscent of Chaplin's "the Great Dictator".


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Apartment on the 13th Floor See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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