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Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)

Addio zio Tom (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 30 September 1971 (Italy)
Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.
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Stefano Sibaldi Stefano Sibaldi ... Narrator (voice)
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Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

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DECAMERONE NERO's German DVD has a Super-8mm version of "Goodbye Uncle Tom", (German audio only) as a special feature on the disc. See more »

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Narrator: When commanded by Rome to no longer hold slaves, the Jesuits of the monastery of St. Inigoes in Maryland, instead of liberating their slaves, sold them.
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'Questo film è un documentario. I fatti sono storicamente avvenuti ed i personaggi sono realmente esistiti.' Which translates to: 'This film is a documentary. The facts historically happened and the persons really existed.' See more »

Alternate Versions

The directors' cut of Addio Zio Tom draws parallels between the horrors of slavery and the rise of the Black Power Movement, represented by Eldridge Cleaver, LeRoi Jones, Stokely Carmichael, and a few others. The film ends with an unidentified man's fantasy re-enactment of William Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner. American distributors felt that such scenes were too incendiary, and forced Jacopetti and Prosperi to remove more than thirteen minutes of footage explicitly concerned with racial politics for American and other Anglophone audiences. See more »

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Quite possibly the most shocking film you'll ever see...
10 June 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Goodbye Uncle Tom is a downright jaw-dropping and surprisingly professional production in the Mondo Cane series. Terrifically shot documentary-style, this film explores the interaction between the races in modern America. Slavery, Black Rage, White Oppression...Jacopetti and Prosperi are all showing it uncensored and without mercy. It's repulsive, shocking and the violence subtly get more under your skin as opposed to the average teenage horror slasher. The inhumanity of previous generations makes you bow your head in shame. Guided by a thrilling Riz Ortolani score (perhaps known best for his Cannibal Holocaust music) Goodbye Uncle Tom shows how black people are being exploited, raped and killed for no reason other than being "inferior". The films opens with a truly atmospheric portrait of how Martin Luther King's death mobilized the black community. Right from that moment, you just know that you're about to see a film that is a lot more intelligent than it seems and ahead of its time when it comes to being provocative. A history lesson that sticks to you! Of course, because of its realism, it cannot be recommended to everyone. Goodbye Uncle Tom is better not watched by the faint-hearted. Highly recommended piece of revolutionary cinema!


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Country:

Italy

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Italian | English

Release Date:

30 September 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

White Devil: Black Hell See more »

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Florida, USA See more »

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| (Québec) | (English dubbed)

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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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