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2017 / United States, France, United Kingdom / 95 min / N-18
Total votes: 39, Average: 6.6
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Director(s) - Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Screenwriter(s) -
Actors - Issei Sagawa
Producer(s) - Véréna Paravel
Cinematographer - Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Editor(s) - Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel
Composer(s) -
Sales agent - Elle Driver
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Dialogues - Japanese
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English

A harrowing engagement with the sheer presence of a man who did the unthinkable: Issei Sagawa, who became a tabloid magnet after killing and cannibalizing a woman in Paris in 1981. Caniba moves past sensationalism to immerse viewers in an unnervingly intimate encounter with Sagawa, who has since lived off his notoriety (as a sexploitation star and manga author), and his brother and primary caretaker. The filmmakers use this modern-day instance of cannibalism, long a subject of anthropological study, to raise questions about repulsion, desire, madness, and more. Audacious and unflinching, Caniba compels us to reckon with the most extreme limits of human behavior.


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