AKA: Ultime Grida Dalla Savana
Directed by: Antonio Climati, Mario Morra
Country: Italy; Effed Up Italian Cinema
Genres: Gore-Gruesome, Animals; Violence Against-Animals
Plot – Spoilers:
Mostly animals being hunted or dying slomo heroic deaths, often to the accompaniment of epic music. Also, animals being violent to each other and to man (the staged Pit Dernitz incident). And man being violent to man (scalping and beheading of an indigenous man – also alleged to be staged). There are brief diversions such as scenes of virile men fucking mother earth, an Isle of Wight lady exposing her tits to cover her face when she discovers she’s being recorded taking a shit.
In the end, the title of the film is what it’s possibly about – Savage Man and Savage Beast, and the hypocrisies of looking at either, any differently.
This is the first in what has since come to be known as the Savage Trilogy.