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Mondo Cane

Mondo Cane (1963)


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Release Date: Jan 1, 1963 Wide



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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,

Jan 6, 2004

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August 19, 2011:
Gualtiero Jacopetti: 1919-2011
The man responsible for "Mondo Cane" has passed away at the age of 91.


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A quasi-documentary best remembered for the beautiful theme song "More."

March 31, 2006

average cinemagoers will be confused and bored, while shock seekers will come away deeply disappointed

May 31, 2004 Full Review Source:

The quintessential mondo film.

May 8, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Mondo Cane

1962 "shockumentary" that's lost a little of it's pop over the years but still stands up as bizarre entertainment. The intent was to attract western audiences with an odd mix of unusual customs, cuisine, and curios. There's a woman suckling a piglet, a tribe that worships airplanes, people eating dogs, people eating snakes, sea turtles dying of radiation exposure, fishermen torturing sharks, the list goes on and on. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to make a film like this today (thanks to political correctness and PETA). How ironic that this film about oddities has become an oddity itself.
March 5, 2009
Randy Tippy

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Love it or Hate it, I liked the fresh idea but disliked the commercial advertising of the film. It's interesting to learn about the mysticism in Italy
November 10, 2011
Sylvester Kuo

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I hope I'm not sick for saying so but this film is really hilarious. I think it's a great comment on western society which is where all comedy of the film comes from. There are some astonishing things that happen in it too and it's a curiosity because of it's odd documentary 60s feel.
September 12, 2007

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