Remarkable Excursion into Cannibalism and Brutality
from Legendary Alberto Cavallone
VARVARI TON PERIVALLONTOS [Female Barbarians of the Kon Tribe]
Italian Title: I PADRONI DEL MONDO [Masters of the World]
German Title: LIEBEHEXEN DES RIO CANNIBALE [Love Witches of Rio
starring: Sasha d'Arc · Sven Kruger · Viviana Rispoli
· Gina Giuri · Aldo Sambrell · Zaira Zoccheddu
the Golden Period of Euro Cult Cinema. There were many eccentric filmmakers.
It is rumored that two were insane, Renato Polselli (especially exemplified
during his hardcore period of REVELATIONS
OF A PSYCHIATRIST ON THE PERVERSE WORLD OF SEX and OSCENITA)
and Alberto Cavallone (THE
MAN, THE WOMAN AND THE BEAST). Unlike Polselli who enjoyed a
respectable early filmmaking career, Alberto Cavallone (sometimes using
pseudonyms Baron Corvo and Dick Morrow) was an anti-establishment filmmaker
who notoriously pushed the envelope in the name of avant garde cinema
from the beginning. As his projects became more bizarre and ultimately
inaccessible, he ran into distribution trouble. But he never compromised
his incredulous vision. Alberto Cavallone's career stopped abruptly
when he died from heart failure at age 59 in 1997.
film - Cavallone's final theatrical release - takes place two hundred
thousand years ago, when the human race had to "own" their
brutal environment or disappear into oblivion. Essentially, the world
is divided into two tribes, the Kon and the more savage Akray. The barbarian
women of the Kon Tribe discover a hunter left to die in the wilderness.
They rescue him and, in turn, he helps them against the Akray. But his
true motives are less amiable.
ugly production is one of the goriest and nastiest, loaded with decapitations,
cannibalism, and torture. A few years later Sasha d'Arc would star in
Antonio Climanti's GREEN
INFERNO. This would be the final film for her co-star, Gina
Giuri, fresh from Mario Siciliano's DANGEROUS
LOVE. Zaira Zoccheddu - playing a member of the Akray Tribe
here, had a more lucrative career which ended with her performance in
the remarkable CROSS
WITH 7 JEWELS.