Caniba (2017)

Caniba (2017)

Released: 2017
Genre: Documentary, Genre
Starring: Issei Sagawa, Renée Hartevelt, ,
Run time: 92 min
IMDb: 5.5/10
Country: France
Views: 56135


In 1981, young Issei Sagawa of Japan murdered a Dutch student in Paris and ate part of his body. Declared mentally ill, he did not face a normal trial, and after spending two years in a French clinic, he returned to Japan. There he wrote a book, published a manga about his crime and even appeared in pornography. In an attempt to unravel the dark motives that led him to cannibalism, the anthropologists and film-makers Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor perform in ‘Caniba’, their third full-length film, an atypical and sensory portrait of Sagawa, who more than thirty-five years after the events in Paris, lives suffering a paralysis that keeps him partially immobilized.
User Reviews: KINORÉVOLUTION! After Leviathan (2012), Paravel and Castaing-Taylor continue breaking new cinematic ground. Like some pioneering nightmarish invention, this is a whole next level of *pure* filmmaking. A miracle indeed. Brutal geography of the face, as if AKA Serial Killer (1969) was transformed by Philippe Grandrieux.


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Public on November 25, 2020

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