, 95min, eF
A group of sensationalist American journalists is missing in the Amazon region. They had intended to visit a cannibalistic tribe in order to shoot spectacular images for a film. An anthropologist eventually finds the remains of the film team and all the footage. Most of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST consists of these purportedly documentary takes. To obtain particularly cruel and authentic scenes, the film team had filmed the raping of an indigenous woman, arranged for the killing of animals in front of a live camera, and finally burnt the village down to ashes. CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST is as unappetizingly realistic as its title suggests, and pure exploitation. Deodato hypocritically denounces what he himself savours to the fullest. It is for this very reason that his film continues to be a highly relevant reflection on the marketing of drastic images by hypocritical media.