Mondo Cane Reviews
I was wrong.
This movie doesn't have as much hack'n'slash scenes as I thought it would have but it is much, much more disturbing that I ever dreamt it would be.
The great art of the Mondo movement is not to be visually shocking; it is to be quintessentially horryfying. Every single scene is built with such a sardonic objectivity, such a cold scientificism that lets you wondering about the true awful nature of the human race.
This movie is a masterpiece of misanthopy.
Any way I spin it, the movie is definitively in a middle ground. It's not good, it's not bad, it's just kind of there and as these filmmakers have their "journey", I have my own to experience what movies have to offer. In the end, this one doesn't impress.
PROS: Great soundtrack, interesting views of the world, cringe worthy moments
CONS: Has no real purpose, very slow paced, convoluted
How this Doco won so many awards is beyond me.