- Mondo Cane
name = Mondo Cane
caption = Mondo Cane DVD Cover
Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi
Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti
Antonio Climati, Benito Frattari
Riz Ortolani, Nino Oliviero
30 March, 1962
runtime = 105 min
language = Italian
imdb_id = 0057318
"Mondo Cane" ("A Dog's World", also a mild Italian curse) is a 1962 Italian
documentary filmby Italian filmmakers Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopettiand Franco Prosperi. The film consists of a series of travelogue-vignettes providing glimpses into cultural practices throughout the world intended to shock or surprise the mostly Western film audience, including an insect banquet and a memorable look at a practising South Pacific cargo cult. "Mondo Cane"'s shock-exploitation-documentary style was the inspiration for numerous imitations, including " Shocking Asia" and the " Faces of Death" series of movies.
It was nominated for the
Palme d'Or, the highest prize given to a competing film at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie's theme song, "More", was written by Riz Ortolaniand Nino Olivieroand was translated into the English languageby Norman Newell. In 1964, the song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song. The film's video packaging states it won an Oscar, although it was only nominated.
The film started a fad known as "
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