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Frankrig, 2017


A film that reflects on the discomfiting significance of cannibalistic desire in human history and culture through the prism of one Japanese man, Issei Sagawa, and his unsettling relationship with his brother.

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Caniba Instrueret af Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel

Priser & festivaler

Venice Film Festival

2017 | 2 vindere including: Orrizonti

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2017 | Kandidat: Best Undistributed Films

The filmmakers, who made “Leviathan,” the striking 2012 immersion into commercial fishing, seem to be arguing that Sagawa needs to be understood beyond moralistic preconceptions. “Caniba” did not make the case for me. I consider Sagawa repellent, and the movie an exercise in intellectualized scab-picking.
October 18, 2018
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Caniba proposes the existence of filmmaker-subject possibilities that don’t suck the lifeblood out of those being profiled.
September 04, 2018
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While the shallow depth-of-field close-ups will intellectually or somatically excite some viewers and repulse others, the rest of the filmmaking is comparatively conventional. The film may appeal to those interested in Sagawa, but Sagawa has already had much more than his 15-minutes of fame. Caniba does little to critique or contextualize that and ultimately feels self-serving in its contribution to the obsessive retelling of a lurid murder.
February 12, 2018
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