Cannibal Holocaust

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Main Details

  • Released in 1980
  • Color
  • Running Time: 95 min | USA: 90 min (animal cruelty-free version) | Canada: 86 min (Québec) | UK: 89 min (heavily cut)
  • Production Co: F.D. Cinematografica
  • Distribution Co: United Artists (1980) (Italy) (theatrical) | Transcontinental (1985) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed)
  • Directed by Ruggero Deodato
  • Written by Gianfranco Clerici
  • Starring Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen
  • Produced by Franco Di Nunzio, Franco Palaggi
  • Original Music by Riz Ortolani
  • Cinematography by Sergio D'Offizi
  • Film Editing by Vincenzo Tomassi

Plot Summary

  • During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.

Also Known As

  • Cannibal holocausto (Argentina) (video title) / Venezuela
  • Ad kannibalov (Russia)
  • Holocausto caníbal (Spain)
  • Kannibaalien polttouhrit (Finland) (censored version)
  • Kannibal massakren (Denmark)
  • Nackt und zerfleischt (Germany)
  • Nadzy i rozszarpani (Poland)
  • To Olokaftoma ton kannivalon (Greece)
  • Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust (USA) (complete title)


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