A Renaissance cannibal, prowling a spectacular volcanic wilderness, & the son of an industrialist, living in baroque luxury & incapable of human relationships because of his bourgeois upbringing, share similar fates. Are those running Germany's Economic Miracle so changed since the fascist era? Does their love of pork equate to cannibalism? Pasolini's least accessible film is fascinating & baffling in equal measure.
Un homme, épuisé et affamé dérive dans le désert et rencontre un soldat avec lequel s'engage un combat sans merci. Le pauvre hère le vainc et le dévore immédiatement après. Parallèlement, un jeune homme de bonne famille, Julien se prélasse dans une villa à Bonn. Il voue une passion effrénée aux porcs. Leur destin va se rejoindre d'une surprenante façon. Etonnant ! www.cinefiches.com
I 've watched accattone ,teorema , salo o le 120 before ,I liked those films and I respect passolinis stuff ... but if I say truth I couldn't watch this film . Because enigmatic atmosphere seems to me unsuccessful .film's editing does not allow the focus two story ... it is very tiring and it needs efforts from the audience..
Pasolini's most impenetrable film is also his most beguiling; the work of a visionary, which blends hallucinatory scenes of pre-historic violence with the extended monologues of the bourgeoisie. Difficult to know the intentions of the filmmaker, but the suggestion "a story about pigs to tell a story about Jews", combined with the overlapping of the two tales, hints at the same anti-fascist polemic of the later Salo.