Porcile (1969)




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En esta película de Pier Paolo Pasolini se desarrollan dos relatos paralelos de diferentes tiempos. En el primero, un joven caníbal es condenado a ser despedazado por animales y en el segundo, el hijo de un alemán rico decide juntarse con los cerdos porque no puede relacionarse con los humanos. Pierre Clémenti, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Alberto Lionello, Anne Wiazemsky.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Water Bearer Films Inc.

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Pierre Clémenti
as Young cannibal
Jean-Pierre Léaud
as Julian Klotz
Alberto Lionello
as Mr. Klotz
Ugo Tognazzi
as Herdhitze
Margarita Lozano
as Madame Klotz
Marco Ferreri
as Hans Günther
Franco Citti
as Cannibal
Ninetto Davoli
as Maracchione
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Critic Reviews for Porcile

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Not only an exquisitely revolting satire, it is also Pasolini's most fascinating piece of cinema.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This isn't one of Pasolini's greatest films, though it's possibly the one that today best shows the warp and woof of its period.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A difficult self-indulgent satire to enjoy.

Full Review… | March 26, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Pasolini's freak-out is rigorously controlled, his political vaudeville is unsurpassable

Full Review… | March 15, 2010

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July 23, 2005

Slipshod, disconnected, uninvolving, and utterly boring.

December 30, 2003

Audience Reviews for Porcile

"I killed my father, I ate human flesh, and I quiver with joy!" I dare say the conclusion of Jean-Pierre Leaud's dark comic storyline is even more perfect than that of the cannibalistic morality play. Deliberately crude filmatism may not be for everyone's tastes.

Kevin McCormick
Kevin McCormick

2 allegorical stories make this a demi comedy by that legendary scholar/poet/post-modern inquisitor.Cannibalism,a series of totalitarian fragments,the director Marco Ferreri and cult avant-garde figure Anne Wiazemsky in guest roles,why...it's a nutcase!It's more than a superficial story however,faithful to a leftist idea of freedom and anarchy,Pasolini presents us caricatures in unorthodox angles and...carnivorous lusts!

Dimitris Springer
Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

Neat little film, though it's not Pasolini's best. The only transfer of this available on Region 1 really sucks. It's unbelievable how much it sucks and how little time obviously went into putting it together. The subtitles are godawful as well, this really deserves some Criterion attention immediately. Anyway, you can't beat a line like "I killed my father, I ate human flesh and I quiver with joy." Anne Wiazmsky's cool too.

Aaron Wittwer
Aaron Wittwer

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