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Ruggero Deodato

Behind some of the biggest modern horror classics is a calm and friendly man who learned the craft from directors like Roberto Rossellini, Joseph Losey and Sergio Corbucci. However, the name Ruggero Deodato will forever be associated with the macabre masterpiece Cannibal Holocaust, in which a small group of reporters go to the Amazon in search of the last remaining cannibal tribe, only to disappear without a trace. All that’s left are the reels of film they shot during their expedition, and their content goes beyond description. Presented as found footage, the film had an enormous influence on more recent box-office hits like The Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity. But this horror cinema classic takes things much further. Underneath the horrific spectacle lies an intelligent critique of sensationalist media. Cannibal Holocaust left such a mark that we often forget that Deodato was quite the busy directorial bee. By inviting this Italian maestro, we hope to rectify this by projecting a few of his works, all of which are a testament to his talent and proof of his penchant for shocking audiences!

Ruggero Deodato is present at the festival from the 17th until the 18th of March and will personally introduce his films.

On Saturday the 17th there will be a Q&A after the show of "The Long Road Back from Hell".



The Long Road Back from Hell

Reclaiming Cannibal Holocaust

Xavier Mendik, 2011, GB, video, ov , 40'

In this fascinating and well executed documentary film theorist and cult expert Xavier Mendik places "Cannibal Holocaust" in a broader context. The documentary is followed by a Q&A with Deodato.

17.03 > 18:00
3,5€ / 2,5€


Ruggero Deodato, 1980, IT, 35mm, vt ang , 95'

An investigative team goes deep into the Amazon rainforest in search of a cannibal tribe. Thirty-two years after its release, this brutal masterpiece continues to shock, provoke and disgust audiences.

17.03 > 20:00
5€ / 3,5€


Ruggero Deodato, 1987, IT-US, 35mm, vt ang , 87'

A hilarious 80s production inspired by Conan the Barbarian, in which twin brothers Peter and David Paul fight bandits, dragons and the screenplay.

17.03 > 22:00
5€ / 3,5€ Combi 2 films > 7,5€ / 6€


The House on the Edge of the Park

(La casa sperduta nel parco)

Ruggero Deodato, 1980, IT, video, vt ang , 91'

A bit of advice: if you throw a party at your place, try not to invite any sadistic psychopaths. Violence has rarely been as controversial as in this extreme home invasion film, starring David Hess.

17.03 > 24:00
5€ / 3,5€ Combi 2 films > 7,5€ / 6€


Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man

(Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore)

Ruggero Deodato, 1976, IT, video, ov st ang, 100'

In this tough cop movie, two cynical young policemen prove to be the biggest threat to society. The film opens with a legendary and hair-raising motorcycle chase through rush-hour Rome.

18.03 > 18:00
5€ / 3,5€


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