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Caniba

Caniba

2017 / United States, France, United Kingdom / 95 min / N-18
6.6
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
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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.

Filmography

2017 – Kaniba (dok. f.) / Caniba (doc.)
2017 – Nakvišumai (dok. f.) / Somniloquies (doc.)
2012 – Leviatanas (dok f.) / Leviathan (doc.)