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156 Ratings

The Cannibals

Os Canibais

Directed by Manoel de Oliveira
Portugal, Switzerland, 1988
Musical, Drama, Fantasy


A tale sung in opera, of the impossible love between a noble couple, and the dark secret one of them hides.

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The Cannibals Directed by Manoel de Oliveira

Critics reviews

The jolliest of Oliveira’s films from [his early period] is The Cannibals (Os Canibais, 1988), a blackly comic operetta that turns on the revelation that an enigmatic bridegroom, the Viscount (Luís Miguel Cintra), is part man, part machine… Narrated in recitative by an arch master of ceremonies, The Cannibals is a grisly divertissement, enjoyable and fabulously eccentric.
December 01, 2008
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