Mondo Cane

1962, Documentary, 1h 45m

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A documentary that shocked many viewers at the time of its release, this film presents scenes from across the globe that feature strange rituals. Animal slaughter and bizarre religious ceremonies are among the many events in the movie, which also exhibits cuisine that is highly unconventional to the Western palate. The collage-like production covers a lot of ground, both literally and figuratively, in depicting unusual cultural practices from around the world.

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  • Feb 24, 2012
    Looking forward to watch the second movie.
    Cita W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 10, 2011
    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
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Feb 06, 2009
    an interesting and absurd study in xenophobia. more fascinating as history of prejudice than anything else. i personally couldn't watch a lot of the animal torture/death scenes.
    chase _ Super Reviewer
  • Jan 21, 2009
    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.
    Randy T Super Reviewer

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