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Long winded, repetitive, and rarely insightful.
Fascinating and courageous person, honest, funny and refreshingly candid.....Tobias Schneebaum. Fresh, interesting, fun, informative, riveting.....Keep the River on Your Right-A Modern Cannibal Tale. Highly recommend it!
I thought a movie titled "A Modern Cannibal Tale" would have more than 5 minutes of the movie be about cannibalism.
Last night's queue roulette winner was this doc from 2000. The title is a bit misleading. This isn't really about modern day cannibalism but focuses on artist and anthropologist Tobias Schneebaum, whose fascination with primitive cultures lead him to Peru where he encounter the cannibals. It's was more incidental than any thing else and, in fact, he wasn't aware the tribe were cannibals until he was taken on a raid of a neighboring tribe (he thought they were just out hunting, something they'd done on various occasions previously). The film is his, often reluctant, recollections and coming to grips with those events, including partaking in the consumption of human flesh, which lead him to leave the tribe and country without so much as a word to the friends he made there. He is a complex subject and interesting subject and the film is definitely worth the time.
Fascinating subject, mediocre documentary. Could've been much better researched and editted, but the man is so interesting it's hard to really fault the filmmakers too much for capturing his legacy.
Tobias Schneebaum certainly engaged in some interesting research on indigenous tribes and their views on homosexuality and marriage but this film was centred on his return to the areas of his initial study..which makes it slightly dull. Perhaps the focus could have been placed on the research rather than a nostalgic trip.
Worth a watch in my opinion, but what you see is what you get. This is a documentary, expect a little dryness.
the narrative flow of this film is kind of jumbled and distracting and the score is awful. also, the marketing materials for this film are kind of misleading (if you're hoping to see a movie about a guy who at any time enjoyed feasting on human flesh you'll definitely be disappointed). however, the movie does succeed in conveying the personality of it's fascinating subject, now-deceased nyc artist/anthropologist, tobias schneebaum. i plan to read up more on this guy.
Quite fascinating and Tobias is such an interesting guy. The audio was funky at times and the story a little meandering, but, overall, it was very riveting.
Aimless and pointless.