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Marco Ferreri: Dangerous But Necessary is a trip through the auteur's singular cosmos - at once supernatural and earthbound. He dropped out of his studies to become a veterinarian, choosing instead to concern himself principally with the human animal, in our corporeal and yearning essence. To ease the approach to the barbed, organic world - difficult for some - this film offers clips from his Spanish, Italian and French films, including El cochecito, Liza, La derniére femme, Dillinger Is Dead, La grande bouffe, Seeking Asylum, Bye-Bye Monkey, The Story of Piera, The Ape Woman. We listen as the controversial director considers the reputation of "provocateur" that has forever hounded him, accompanied by censureship, scandals, and poisonous vilifications. We hear the witty, ironic, whipsaw ripostes of his most famous and devoted supporters: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi, and Ferreri himself, in archival interviews and backstage footage from Istituto ...