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Il Paese Del Sesso Selvaggio (1972)
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Il Paese Del Sesso Selvaggio (1972) A photographer, John Bradley, is ambushed by a tribe while on a photo assignment in the Burmese rain forest. The tribe treats him viciously and uses him as a slave. The chief's daughter, Mayara, takes a liking to him, and her mother, who was a missionary child and speaks English, helps him escape. He encounters the fiance of Mayara during his escape and kills him. He is captured again afterward, but Mayara chooses him as her next groom. He then decides to live with the tribe, protecting them and providing wisdom against modern dangers and a cannibal tribe they're at war with.

Movie Tagline:
See! The Torture That Makes a Modern Man Defenseless!

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Title: Il Paese Del Sesso Selvaggio
Release Date: May 23, 1973
Runtime: 93 mins
Genre: Adventure
All Genres: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Romance
Languages: Italian, Burmese, Thai
Country: Italy
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.5
Buried.com Rating: 6.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With I

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Umberto Lenzi

Ivan Rassimov ...John Bradley
Me Me Lai ...Maraya (as Me Me Lay)
Pratitsak Singhara ...Taima
Sullalewan Suxantat ...Karen
Ong Ard ...Lahuna
Prapas Chindang ...Chuan
Pipop Pupinyo ...Mihuan
Tuan Tevan ...Tuan
Chit ...Cannibal
Choi ...Cannibal
Song Suanhad ...Witch Doctor
Pairach Thaipradt ...Thai
Luciano Martino ...Extra in bar

Ovidio G. Assonitis
Giorgio Carlo Rossi

Francesco Barilli
Massimo D'Avak

Daniele Patucchi

Il Paese Del Sesso Selvaggio Horror Film Trailer 1

More Movie Taglines:
  • See! The Torture That Makes a Modern Man Defenseless!
  • See! The Ritual That Frees a Woman to Love Again!
  • See! The Barbaric Punishment of a Trapped Betrayer!
  • See! The Love of a Tribal Girl for the Man From Outside!
  • He dared the forbidden river where adventure ends and hell begins!
Movie Quote(s):
  • John Bradley: I'm a human being, like you! I'm a man, not a fish!
  • Taima: [to John Bradley] In three moons you man of tribe. You not to die because Maraya says not, even if little arrows cause you much pain.
Movie Trivia:
  • The film is considered to be the first "cannibal film", a subgenre of European exploitation films that was prevalent in Grindhouse cinema in the late seventies and early eighties.
  • Umberto Lenzi was heavily influenced by the American western A Man Called Horse (1970) when making this film. The plots of the two films are nearly identical, and the English title for this film, "Man from Deep River", is even supposed to echo the title "A Man Called Horse".
  • The film Cannibal ferox (1981), also directed by Umberto Lenzi, was originally released in Australia as "Woman from Deep River" in order to draw an implied connection with this film.
  • Ruggero Deodato's film Ultimo mondo cannibale (1977) was originally conceived as a sequel to Il paese del sesso selvaggio (1972), with Umberto Lenzi attached to direct. The project fell through when the producers refused to accept Lenzi's demands for higher payment. Deodato was eventually hired, and the project became a stand-alone film.
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