VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

CANNIBAL FEROX

V' 06

CANNIBAL FEROX

RACHE DER KANNIBALEN, DIE

Umberto Lenzi
I, 1980
Fiction, 87min, dF

CANNIBAL FEROX

Umberto Lenzi
I, 1980
Fiction, 87min, dF

Cast: 
Lorraine De Selle
John Morghen
Bryan Redford
Zora Kerova
Robert Kerman
John Bartha
Venantino Venantini
El Indio' Rincon
Screenplay: 
Umberto Lenzi
Sound: 
Raul Montesanti
Camera: 
Giovanni Bergamini
Editor: 
Enzo Meniconi
Composer: 
Budy Maglione
Decoration: 
Giuseppe Bassan
Costume: 
Giuseppe Bassan

Production: 
Neue Dania/Medusa/National Cinematografica
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Three tourists from New York - Gloria, her brother Rudy and her friend Pat - travel to South America and into the depths of the Amazon. Gloria is attempting to track down a village where suspected cannibal activities took place. Gloria believes that cannibalism as an organized practice in human society does not exist and has never existed. Instead, believes that the myth of Cannibalism was conjured up by settlers as an excuse to exterminate the native population. Gloria hopes to travel to the village to prove the incidents of cannibalism reported by a magazine never happened, so she can finish her thesis on the subject and be through hearing about cannibals. En route through the narrowing roads of the jungle, Rudy's jeep hits a mud pool, and the engine blows out. Now, with their mode of transportation gone, the three must hike on foot through the savage jungle. In the early 80ies the Italian cannibal film had the distinction of managing to push on-screen taboos about as far as it was possible to take them. Many of these films regularly crop up on the video nasty-and-banned-lists in various countries. And of these Cannibal Ferrox is one of the most notorious.