I Cannibali

Directed by Liliana Cavani

Release Year: 1969
Running Time: 87
Color Type: Color
Country: Italy
Language: Italian w/English subtitles [audio]
     

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Cast
Pierre Clementi
Britt Ekland
Tomas Milian

Crew
Directed by Liliana Cavani

On the streets of a damp metropolis lie the corpses of hundreds and hundreds of boys and girls. No one can give them a resting place because of a law enacted by a repressive State. But the young Antigone, with the help of a foreigner, Tiresias, violates this rule in the name of pietas, undermining the established order.

I Cannibali, third feature film by Liliana Cavani, starring a trio of excellent actors (Pierre Clementi, Britt Ekland and Tomas Milian), is a modern reinterpretation of Sophocles' tragedy, made during the protest years of 1967-69. A film that stands out for its visionary intelligence, in the context of Italian political cinema.