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Les maîtres fous

Jean Rouch France, 1955

Gryphonix's rating of the film The Mad Masters

IMDB calls it one of the first mockumentaries. Since it’s a French film maker working with Africans to film dramatized rituals that mock European rituals, the irony forms a neat circle that never stops. It’s almost redundant for MUBI to tell us that Werner Herzog loves this movie. Of course he does!