Here's a National Geographic style documentary that's alternately exploitive and informative. The film presents a wide variety of ways that humans interact with nature. It depicts the actual footage of a careless man (Pit Dernitz) leaving the safety of his car to film lions close up and ends up being their dinner. Other highlights include natives humping the ground in hopes of bringing life to the land, various big game hunting and last but not least naked hippies.Written by
Sujit R. Varma
The tribe that is shown jumping up and down naked is identified as the Lobi. However, in Climati and Morra's later film, Dolce e selvaggio (1983), the same footage is used, but the tribe is called the Mashoni. Whichever name is correct has yet to be determined. See more »
When the native man is shot by the mercenaries, he is shot in the back but falls backwards, moving against the laws of physics. This is one aspect that proves the scene is a phony. See more »
[directly before lions attack a tourist]
This sequence is part of the evidence examined by the court in a lawsuit brought by the heirs of the victim against an insurance company.
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In certain versions, the text introducing the mercenary hunt of the natives is run in front of a black background, while other versions have the text run in front of shots of the mercenaries. There is no censor-worthy material during the text, which means distributors are likely supplied with these prints. The black background is not meant for cutting the scene. See more »
This film was not only great but also absolutely repulsive, which I love. The scene where a man is mauled by three hungry lions is very graphic. There are also some scenes where a hippie is breast feeding a goat. Has to be seen to be believed. I gave it a ten
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