THE YEAR OF THE CANNIBALS

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THE YEAR OF THE CANNIBALS

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Liliana Cavani

1969  87 minutes  2.35:1  Italy

Editions: DVD and Blu-Ray

On the streets of a damp metropolis lie the corpses of hundreds and hundreds of boys and girls. No one can give them a resting place because of a law enacted by a repressive State. But the young Antigone, with the help of a foreigner, Tiresias, violates this rule in the name of pietas, undermining the established order.

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Synopsis

On the streets of a damp metropolis lie the corpses of hundreds and hundreds of boys and girls. No one can give them a resting place because of a law enacted by a repressive State. But the young Antigone, with the help of a foreigner, Tiresias, violates this rule in the name of pietas, undermining the established order. I cannibali, third feature film by Liliana Cavani, starring a trio of excellent actors (Pierre Clementi, Britt Ekland and Tomas Milian), is a modern reinterpretation of Sophocles’ tragedy, made during the protest years of 1967-69. A film that stands out for its visionary intelligence, in the context of Italian “political” cinema.

Reviews

I Cannibali” is very much a youth film, its pop flavor accentuated by a gospel yeah-yeah score that is one of the great composer Ennio Morricone’s lesser efforts.
— The New York Times
I Cannibail has been glossed over the years, but it is instead a film to be rediscovered, especially for the young generations of moviegoers who are dangerously losing touch with the golden age of Italian film production.
— DVDTalk

Cast and Credits

Director
Liliana Cavani

Screen writers
Liliana Cavani, Italo Moscati

Producers
Enzo Doria and Bino Cicogna for Doria-San Marco Film

Cast
Pierre Clementi (Tiresia), Britt Ekland (Antigone), Tomas Milian (Emone)

Cinematography
Giulio Albonico
Editing
Nino Baragli  
Music
Ennio Morricone

Special Features

 Interview with the director (26’ 16”) / Original theatrical trailer
New and improved English subtitle translation / Fully illustrated booklet

Production: Italy – 1969
Running time: 87 minutes, color
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Optional English
Audio: Dolby digital 2.0 Mono
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
 

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