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Cannibal (2013)

Caníbal (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 25 July 2014 (USA)
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Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, but he's also a murderer in the shadows. He feels no remorse, no guilt, until Nina appears in his life and love awakens.
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Credited cast:
Antonio de la Torre ... Carlos
Olimpia Melinte ... Alexandra / Nina
María Alfonsa Rosso ... Aurora
Florin Fildan Florin Fildan ... Bogdan
Manolo Solo ... Vecino (as Manuel Solo)
Delphine Tempels Delphine Tempels ... Mujer Gasolinera
Gregory Brossard Gregory Brossard ... Hombre Gasolinera
Sara Da Pin Up Sara Da Pin Up ... Mujer playa (as Sara Velázquez)
Cedric Sester Cedric Sester ... Hombre Playa
Carlos Aceituno Carlos Aceituno ... Agente Judicial
Yolanda Serrano Yolanda Serrano ... Policía Científica
Francisco Conde ... Hermano Mayor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Fernández de Eribe Luis Fernández de Eribe
Joaquín Núñez


Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, but he's also a murderer in the shadows. He feels no remorse, no guilt, until Nina appears in his life and love awakens.

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El amor es insaciable (Love is insatiable)


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Stately, handsome, and probably not what one expects
3 December 2014 | by karmaswimswamiSee all my reviews

"Cannibal" summons to mind vague storyline similarities with Patrice Leconte's moody 1990 film "Monsieur Hire" and James Hamilton- Paterson's roman a clef "Loving Monsters."

Protagonist Carlos is a revered tailor in Granada, Spain, who murders and cannibalizes beautiful young women, and ostensibly does so in a way unencumbered by sadism or sexuality. His monotonic cannibalism is never explained, and left as metaphorical vehicle. Horror is not on offer here, and viewers are left free to imbue Carlos's predilection with personal meaning: in other ways, Carlos is fair, just, and honorable. Do even the very best among us have equally abhorrent gaping erroneous zones?

Romanian actress Olimpia Melinte's fresh-faced, highly-abled and confident screen presence work well in two roles here. Mise en scene, vistas and pacing are lovely, and the languid takes, the confident exposition, the story's ability to achieve both enormity and enormousness with an economy of lines and set-ups, make "Cannibal" well worth immersing in.

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