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Mondo Candido

If you think this film was poorly understood by critics and audiences of the seventies, a period when the far was on the agenda, you know already what we are sayng.

"Mondo Candido" is indeed a very strange film, difficult and cumbersome. A film that wants to be avant-garde, cites Fellini and Jodorowsky with a slight view of the right. Too much of everything, absurd situations, eros and world critical to all things that overfill the head of the viewer, making it a bit 'queasy.
The idea is interesting and filmmakers Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi are two that have had their names in history cinema, launching and codifying the "mondo movie "
In this work, which will be the last for the first and the second last for the second, the two work on a subject written, no less than the "Candide" by Voltaire.
The approach stands out in part by the classic style of Jacopetti and Prosperi going to transpose the story in a very free way.
Candido is an ingenouos yougn boy that lives in a castle in Westphalia growing under the auspices of the philosopher Pangloss whose teachings are based on the belief that this is "the best of all possible worlds."
Then chased by the Baron of the castle for having found in intimacy with the beloved, as well as the baron's daughter, Cunegonde, Candide begins a long and heavy pilgrimage.
A journey that takes him ages and situations that highlight the inconsistencies and the brutality of the society including the happy and carefree life of his beloved Cunegonde.
Among paradoxical situations, characters and absurd nonsense, reappear among the scenarios the eyes of the "mondo" filmmakers' always ready to spare no details.
The exaggeration is just derail this interesting experimental attempt.
The cast includes familiar faces of Italian cinema. Gianfranco D'Angelo in the role of the Baron, Alessandro Haber in the role, rather than secondary, one of the lovers and finally the character of Cunegonde Salvatore Baccaro. Pagloss instead is played by French actor Jacques Herlin from long curriculum.