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Porcile (1969)

Not Rated | | Drama | 10 September 1969 (Italy)
A man wandering in a volcanic desert forms a band of murderous cannibals. A post-war German industrialist learns that his son is unable to make decisions or form relationships.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Pierre Clémenti ... Young Cannibal (as Pierre Clementi)
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Julian Klotz (as Jean Pierre Leaud)
Alberto Lionello ... Mr. Klotz
Ugo Tognazzi ... Herdhitze
Anne Wiazemsky ... Ida
Margarita Lozano ... Madame Klotz (as Margherita Lozano)
Marco Ferreri ... Hans Günther
Franco Citti ... Cannibal
Ninetto Davoli ... Maracchione
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Storyline

Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie down with his farm's pigs, because he doesn't like human relationships. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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I killed my father, I ate human flesh, and I quiver with joy.

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Drama

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Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 September 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Pigsty See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pier Paolo Pasolini offered the role of the young cannibal to Klaus Kinski, who turned it down because the salary was too low. See more »

Goofs

In one of the shots related to the medieval cannibal plot, we see a dust cloud rising in the distance behind the characters. It is a car driving across the mountain landscape. See more »

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Young cannibal: I killed my father, I ate human flesh, and I quiver with joy.
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Follows Teorema (1968) See more »

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no easy ride... can't really sum it up
27 September 2004 | by KGB-Greece-PatrasSee all my reviews

I haven't seen too many Pasolini films. Hardly is there any humour thrown in this one. Unlike, say, Decameron which I really loved, which featured comical shorts, this one, is obscure and hard to explain.

I feel no need for explaining any metaphors, or finding 'what the poet wanna say', the two parallel stories have nothing obvious in common, and while one of them has no dialogues at all (visually impressive, though) the other one is full of it. Interesting dialogues, for love, lust, passion, politics.

For desert there are (for once more) two or three bits of Pasolini's denial of God. I can't help but like such statements! Recommended only to Pasolini fans and fans of old, 'arty' euro-films...


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