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Candide, lovelorn youth and eternal seeker from the pages of Voltaire's immortal classic novel, finds himself thrown out of an entirely comfortable castle after his affection for the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Christopher Brown Christopher Brown ... Candido
Michele Miller Michele Miller ... Cunegonda
Jacques Herlin ... Dr. Pangloss
José Quaglio José Quaglio ... Inquisitore
Steffen Zacharias Steffen Zacharias ... Il saggio
Gianfranco D'Angelo ... Barone
Salvatore Baccaro ... Orco
Alessandro Haber Alessandro Haber ... Amante di Cunegonda
Richard Domphe Richard Domphe ... Cocambo
Sonia Viviani Sonia Viviani
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini
Lorenzo Piani Lorenzo Piani
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giancarlo Badessi Giancarlo Badessi ... Governatore spagnolo
Annick Berger Annick Berger
Giancarlo Cortesi Giancarlo Cortesi
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Candide, lovelorn youth and eternal seeker from the pages of Voltaire's immortal classic novel, finds himself thrown out of an entirely comfortable castle after his affection for the baron's daughter Cunegonde went a little too far down her thighs for her father's taste.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

21 February 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Blutiges Märchen See more »

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Perugia Cinematografica See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Bizarre, but fascinating and full of symbolism.
27 January 2001 | by mac-hammer-fanSee all my reviews

This movie reminds me at the work of Fellini. It's perhaps even more cynical and extravagant. But "Mondo Candido" is a true, genuine, masterpiece, a rare gem coming from the colourful imagination of the Italian directors team Jacopetti & Prosperi who were responsible for the shockumentaries in the past. Behind this kaleidoscope of violence, black humour and pessimism you will find a series of metaphors and a lot of symbolism. We can only hope that this movie will become available in widescreen on DVD in the future... Highly recommended!


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