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Gualtiero Jacopetti



Gualtiero Jacopetti was one of the fathers of mondo or "shockumentary" cinema, a subgenre of lurid, sensational documentaries designed to present oddities, social taboos, horrors and vulgarities from around the world. Jacopetti started out as a journalist and then the chief editor of one of Italy's biggest magazines. In the late 1950s, he began writing commentary for and narrating documentaries. Jacopetti made his directorial debut with the notorious Mondo Cane, a film that presented some of the world's most brutal and cruelest customs including cannibalism and the on-screen slaughter of a pig. The film was a major success and so Jacopetti turned to making others even more graphic than Cane. Though he claimed that everything in the films actually happened, Jacopetti was widely accused of faking certain events.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Godfathers of Mondo
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Addio zio Tom (Goodbye Uncle Tom)
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Farewell Uncle Tom (Addio Zio Tom)
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
1971
No Score Yet Africa Addio (Adios Africa) (Africa Blood and Guts)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1966
No Score Yet Mondo Cane 2
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet La Donna nel mondo (Women of the World)
  • Director
1963
50% Mondo Cane
  • Director
  • Producer
1963
No Score Yet Che Gioia Vivere
  • Screenwriter
1961
No Score Yet L'importanza di essere scomodo
  • Director

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