A plane crashes in the jungle. One of the survivors gets lost and while trying to find a way out of the jungle he gets captured by cannibals. He is humiliated, stripped naked, and thrown in a hole with a bird for a while. Eventually, he escapes with the help of a cannibal girl and tries to find his plane so he can go home. —IMDb
Growing up in Rome’s Parioli region, home to many of Italian cinema’s most notable figures of the 1950s, Ruggero Deodato naturally found an interest in cinema, as his friendship with the son of director Roberto Rossellini led to an assistant director job on Il Generale della Rovere in 1959. Over the next eight years, Deodato’s talents led him to assist on more than 40 films for such luminaries as Mauro Bolognini, Riccardo Freda, and Joseph Losey, and in 1968 he was rewarded with his first official film as director, Fenomenal e il Tesoro di Tutankamen (earlier, he had completed the direction of Antonio Margheriti’s 1964 film Ursus il Terrore dei Kirghisi but his contributions were uncredited). Deodato dabbled in many different genres over his lengthy career, from romantic dramas (L’Ultimo Sapore dell’Aria) to violent police thrillers (Uomini si Nasce, Poliziotti si Muore) to disaster epics (Concorde Affair ‘79), but it is in the realm of ultraviolent horror that he is best known. Creator… read more
Proof that Deodato was once going to be a great filmmaker. His reputation both ensured he'd never be forgotten nor ever really live up to his potential. Which is a shame because he was a fiercely talented director, heads and shoulders above most of his peers in the genre game. And here is the film that started it all.
A diferencia de Cannibal holocaust, este film de Ruggero Deodato resulta bastante más "digerible" (no es menos enfermizo ni violento que aquel, pero aqui, al menos, el director se abstuvó de andar sacrificando animales so-pretexto de andar haciendo una pinche peliculita de estas caracteristicas.) y aunque no deja de prevalecer la visión racista ni la escatologia tan del gusto de Deodato, no deja de ser una cinta sumamente divertida. (al menos para enfermos como quién esto escribe, el resto, sin duda, la encontrara verdaderamente repugnante.) A destacar: la estimulante presencia de Me Me Lai. El solo ver a esta mujer completamente en pelotas desquita el precio del boleto