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Il mondo di notte numero 3 (1963)

A documentary highlighting some of the oddest, strangest and more grotesque examples of human behavior. Included are a tour of the Grand Guignol theater in Paris, a man who sticks long ... See full summary »

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Gianni Proia

Writers:

Gianni Proia (story), Ugo Liberatore (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
George Sanders ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexander Alexander ... Himself
Maria Ansaldi Maria Ansaldi ... Herself
Laura Betti ... Herself
Léo Campion Léo Campion ... Himself
Jacques Chazot Jacques Chazot ... Himself
Mario De Simone Mario De Simone ... Himself
Eberhard Diepgen Eberhard Diepgen ... Himself
Peter Kittelmann Peter Kittelmann ... Himself
Klaus-Rüdiger Landowsky Klaus-Rüdiger Landowsky ... Himself
Pelé ... Himself
Rita Renoir Rita Renoir ... Herself - Stripper
Marcella Ruffini Marcella Ruffini ... Herself
Michel Simon ... Himself
Yvon Yva Yvon Yva ... Himself - Fakir
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A documentary highlighting some of the oddest, strangest and more grotesque examples of human behavior. Included are a tour of the Grand Guignol theater in Paris, a man who sticks long needles through his body, footage of reindeer being castrated, and more footage of lesbians and strippers. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Violent Beyond Belief ... Yet Beautiful Beyond Comparison! See more »


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Country:

Italy

Release Date:

27 October 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ecco See more »

Filming Locations:

Exeter, Devon, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the Berlin scene, among the very drunk students in a pub is Eberhard Diepgen, who became mayor of Berlin in the 1980s. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US version was re-edited with a new commentary Bob Cresse, and with an Italian word for title, Ecco, meaning "look here." To compensate in running time for deleted scenes, this release version incorporates scenes taken from World by Night No. 2, namely: Reno (Nevada) housewives enjoying a male body-builders' stage competition with live music from an all-women music band; San Francisco (California) body-builder showgirl singing a cheesy song and ripping up a phone book; Los Angeles (California) Roller Derby's women teams; Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Mardi Gras Carnival; Nyeri (Kenya) photographic safari at the Nyeri Game Reserve; Nairobi (Kenya) Samburu people perform a traditional dance, and then join with tourists dancing the twist; Okayama (Japan) young men Saidachi Festival. See more »

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Follows World by Night No. 2 (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Twist Again
(uncredited)
Written by Kal Mann and Dave Appell
Performed by Chubby Checker
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One of the better mondo movies, Or if you must see one mondo movie before you die, this is it.
24 October 2004 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Before TV and video bringing us the strangeness of the world there was the travel film which brought the sites into local theaters. Then in the 1960's we had the travel film spawn the Mondo movie where all of the weird things in the world were brought to your local theater. Most of the films were an odd mix of real and staged events (many mid-cycle films were all staged). Most have dry witty or pithy commentary by a well known star.

The films were mostly of the sort of thing where "if you've seen one you've seen them all". Ecco rises some how above the standard rut of the Mondo movies. Yes, there are things to turn your stomach and others to make you question if its real or not, as all of these films do, but Ecco has one thing the others don't and that is George Saunders doing the narration.

Saunders was a master of dry wit and his delivery works wonders with the material. In all of the other mondo movies you remember the momentary bits that shocked you, but here you remember Saunders voice, with his inflections revealing infinitely more than the words do. You want to hear his narration which seems to rise above the material.

For the life of me I couldn't tell you one thing that happens in this movie, but I remember the voice. Its the voice that makes me want to watch this every now and again while almost every other mondo movie I've seen could disappear and I wouldn't care.

If you must see one mondo movie in your life see this one. If you want to see one that doesn't suck see this one.

8 out of 10.


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