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AFM ’08: Full Details on Rugero Deodato’s ‘Cannibals’

Although it sounds as if it will probably never happen, we’ve got the full story details for Ruggero Deodato’s return to the jungle in Cannibals, his companion piece to the legendary CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. Inside you’ll get the whole lowdown on the screenplay by Christine Conradt. Cross your fingers that something happens and the film finally gets off the ground.In 1980, Ruggero Deodato shocked the world with his gruesome horror masterpiece Cannibal Holocaust. Banned in more than 17 countries, the film was so disturbing and the effects so graphic, many believed that the film depicted real murders. For his involvement, Deodato was brought up on charges in Italy, eventually exonerated of any wrongdoing, and the film continued to make its mark on the international community with its incredibly horrific acts of violence and unsettling social commentary. In 2006, Cannibal Holocaust was listed by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of the top 20 controversial films of all time.

Until now…

Ruggero Deodato, one of the most innovative horror directors of all time, is about to shock the world again with his newest vision… Cannibals.

In this modern and extremely perturbing look at man’s propensity for evil, a story that appears to be taking place in the jungle soon expands to unexpected and terrifying new locations. While it is comforting to believe that civilized society has progressed beyond barbaric acts of torture and cannibalism, such naïve thinking is far from the truth. Evil is within us and cannot be contained. Modern advancements in technology have created a world vulnerable to the spread of evil. And so it has… giving birth to increasingly horrific acts of depravity. Unspeakable savagery no longer exists only within the secretive rituals of uncivilized, uneducated tribes. Unspeakable savagery is everywhere.

Almost three decades ago, Deodato changed history when four young documentarians disappeared in the Amazon. In 2009, he will do it again. There is no doubt. The unabashed examination of perversion in Cannibals will expose modern movie goers to images that will haunt them for years to come.



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