Mondo Cane [DVD] [1962]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Theatrical trailers
  • TV spot
  • Poster & still gallery
  • Benito Frattari's location stills
  • Lobby promo
  • The unofficial Mondo phenomenon by Davis Flint

Synopsis

Mondo Cane
This shockumentary caused a stir when it was released in 1962 -- no one had seen anything quite like it before. But audiences need not have worried, this low-brow, disconnected series of clips on "savages" and "barbarians" (usually dark-skinned) who pierce their skin or their noses and do not bother to cover their breasts, would only get worse in sequel after sequel, through the 1970s. Purporting to show repulsive or erotic ritual practices and strange cultural customs from around the world, such as the slaughter of pigs in New Guinea or Asians who eat dog meat, or even the Hawaiian hula, this supposed documentary is nothing more than a series of unrelated, jarring film clips with commentary from a limited white male perspective. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Stefano Sibaldi - Narrator
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