The Cannibals

  • Directed By: Manoel de Oliveira

Synopsis: This odd film is a major representative of an even odder film genre: direct-to-celluloid opera. It was commissioned by the Portuguese master of style, director Manoel de Oliveira from composer João Paes. Musically, it ranges from 19th-century romanticism to popular, modernist and even "post-modernist" styles. In the initially tame story, a host-narrator tells the story of a wedding between the two lovebirds: Viscount d'Aveleda and the beautiful Marguerite. However, what happens in the bridal chamber is incredibly bizarre. The events after that are even stranger (the film out-does even Luis Buñuel in that department), and the wedding guests and family indulge in cannibalism, among other perversions.

Luís Miguel Cintra

Viscount d'Aveleda

Leonor Silveira


Diogo Dória

Don João

Oliveira Lopes

The Presenter (lago)

Joel Costa

Urbano Solar

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Writers: Manoel de Oliveira
Meta Score: Coming Soon
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Studio: La Sept Cinéma
Gemini Films
Release Date: Not Available
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