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The Year of the Cannibals (1970)

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88 min | Drama

The streets of a big city are full of dead bodies but people seem not to notice and pass by indifferently. At the behest of the authorities, the bodies of those citizens who were killed because the rebels should serve as a warning. ...See moreThe streets of a big city are full of dead bodies but people seem not to notice and pass by indifferently. At the behest of the authorities, the bodies of those citizens who were killed because the rebels should serve as a warning. Antigone wants to bury her brother. A young foreigner who speaks a foreign language and will offer his cooperation. Together, they try to bury the dead, but are discovered and killed. However, the example of the two is followed by other young people who take to the streets to continue to bury the corpses, again defying the authorities. Written by uncle_fester See less
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Writers
Liliana Cavani (story) | Italo Moscati (screenplay) | Fabrizio Onofri (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Giulio Albonico (photography)
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Updated Apr 25, 1970

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Sep 19, 1970 (United States)

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Britt Ekland
Antigone Antigone   See fewer
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Pierre Clémenti
Tiresia (as Pierre Clementi) Tiresia (as Pierre Clementi)   See fewer
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Marino Masé
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Francesco Leonetti
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Alfredo Bianchini
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Alessandro Cane
Commissaire de la Sûreté Nationale Commissaire de la Sûreté Nationale   See fewer
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Cora Mazzoni
Antigone's mother Antigone's mother   See fewer
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Francesco Arminio
Antigone's father Antigone's father   See fewer
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Giampiero Frondini
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Sergio Serafini
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Giancarlo Caio
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Carla Cassola
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Giselda Castrini
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Bruno Alias
Man talking with injured rebel #2 (uncredited) Man talking with injured rebel #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Daria Colombo
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Étienne O'Leary
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Vittorio Ripamonti
Man in sauna (uncredited) Man in sauna (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 252 votes