Italy, 1980, 90min
: Joe D'Amato
Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi, Margaret Mazzantini, Mark Bodin, Bob Larson, Rubina Rey, Simone Baker, Mark Logan, George
In Italian genre cinema there are only a few pictures that follow clearly definable genre structure. To the category of new or specific genres is also one of the most famous films Antropofág genre experimenter Joe D'amato. The traditional story of a group of young people posing on a deserted island upgrades the creator of a particularly unusual prototypickým the concept of human monsters and unconventional topographies of the isolated environment of the Greek island, whose individual place of work as a labyrinthine space for the killer and his victims. In fact, the film was shot in more locations (especially in Italy), and was truncated and alterations were made to the form of that gave the impression that all of it geographically takes place in Greece. Ambiguous concept of the monstrous cannibal, for which it is not entirely clear if this is a mutated man, a lonely weirdo living in the seclusion of human civilization or a psychopathic maniac, puts the viewer at the border of reality and fiction, on the basis of which is trying to figure identify. Image Antropofág represents one of the few neeroticky conceived genre films of the director's work at the turn of 70. and 80. years. Dramatic action and tension navozovaná frequent use of handheld cameras and the appropriation of characters and objects from unusual angles, nadhledů and ceilings represents one of the typical and widely preferred practice of the author. Another D’Amatův picture Rosso sangue (Red blood, 1981), which is considered a sequel to this movie – although on his first ever separate – also shows the repulsive human monster in the form of a mentally unstable maniac who escapes from a mental institution and murdering for a long night in the small town. In one of the roles was cast by director Czech actress Zora Ulla Keslerovou (she appeared here under the pseudonym Zora Kerova), which at that time often featured in genre films by Italian filmmakers.