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Magia nuda (1975)

This film is about tribes in Africa and South America who turn toward magic as a means of survival and way of life. The Mundari tribe in Africa herd cattle but do not slaughter them for ... See full summary »

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Alberto Moravia
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Mac Mauro Smith Mac Mauro Smith ... Narrator
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This film is about tribes in Africa and South America who turn toward magic as a means of survival and way of life. The Mundari tribe in Africa herd cattle but do not slaughter them for meat. They make use of the cattle urine as an insect repellent and shower underneath their cows. They also use the dung as a body covering to further thwart insects and pest. The cattle are so prized to the Mundari that they are treated as a member of the family and a number of Mundari are shown puffing into the cattle's vagina to encourage an early birth. A hunt is then shown where the Mundari are able to bring down mighty Elephants and Giraffes with ease. Yet unlike sport hunters they hunt merely for survival and pay respect to the beast before eating them. The Dinka tribe is another group who praise their cattle but they bleed the cows and mix it in their milk to help sustain tribes during periods of hunger. They also migrate to different areas along the Nile as to not over consume their pastures. ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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More Shocking Than "Mondo Cane" See more »

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Documentary

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Much as 'Mondo Cane' gave the world a pop standard in the shape of the much-covered song 'More' (well over thirty versions recorded, by artists such as The Supremes, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison), so 'Magia Nuda' bequeathed to the planet 'Soleado', which provided the melody to Johnny Mathis' Christmas hit 'When A Child Is Born' (itself subject to countless cover versions). See more »

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Pushes the envelope in grotesque
2 January 2003 | by MikeK-7See all my reviews

I must say I didn't enjoy this movie as much as I hoped I would. It was more on the voodoo and ritualistic side than any film by the makers of the "CANE" movies, but its candidness did appeal to me. However about an hour into it I lost interest and didn't finish the rest of it. Another thing is that it felt too fake, sometimes it was too obvious. But if you would like something to spark the imagination and have too much time on your hands, you'll like it.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

February 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shocking Cannibals See more »

Filming Locations:

Ethiopia See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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