Cannibal Holocaust

Synopsis: With the intention to venture into the unexplored areas in the deep jungle of the Amazon rainforest at the border between Brazil and Peru, in 1979, a film crew composed of four young Americans attempted to make a documentary about the never seen before indigenous cannibalistic tribes. However, it's already been two months since anyone last heard from the crew, so without further delay, the noted anthropologist Professor Harold Monroe and his rescue team of the seasoned guide Chaco Losojos and his assistant, embarked on a mission to locate them in the depths of the Green Inferno. Following the Yakumos, a tribe that no white has ever seen before, soon enough, the Professor's rescue party will encounter the elusive Yanomamos or Tree People and the fearsome Shamataris or the Swamp People. Eventually, as more evidence is found concerning the fate of the film crew, the Professor will try to recover the raw footage that was paid in blood, and return it to New York to the executives of the Pan
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Director(s): Ruggero Deodato
Production: F.D. Cinematografica
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Man is unlimited.

Nothing is impossible for him.

What seemed to be a unthinkable undertaking yesterday

are history today.

The conquest of the moon for example

Who talks about it anymore?

Today we are already on the threshold

of conquering our galaxy.

And in the not to distant tomorrow

We'll be considering the conquest of the universe.

And yet man seems to ignore

the fact that on this very planet

there are still people living in the stone age

and practicing cannibalism.

Primitive tribes isolated

in ruthless hostile environments

where the prevailing law is survival of the fittest

And this jungle which its inhabitants refer too,

as the Green Inferno

Is only a few hours flying time

from New York City

was it to remind us that four brave Americans

went there to make a documentary on life in the jungle

was it also to remind us for instance

that before venturing into space

we should become more acquainted

with the planet that we live on.

Four young and fearless Americans,

children of the space age...

armed with cameras, microphones, and curiosity.

Alan Yates, director famous

for his documentaries on

Vietnam and Africa.

Faye Daniels, his girlfriend and script girl.

and their two cameramen, inseparable friends,

Jack Anders and Mark Tomaso

Four youngsters who never came back.

But let's have a look at them

at the beginning of their incredible adventure.

Here at the border between Brazil and Peru.

They are about to board a plane

to take them to the Rio Ocoro.

A last outpost from which they will continue on foot.

Deep into the Amazon Jungle.

Into the area known as the Green Inferno.

Hey, are you really not scared?

Not at all... I have been in plenty

of dangerous places with them.

What about you, Alan?

Well there's only one thing scares me.

and that's marriage..

He'd take me to the North Pole to put it off...

I'd say you succeeded this time too.

And this last time.

Yes, provided we come back in one piece.

Alright, alright... Let's go.

Well you four are certainly the first

to embark on such an adventure.

There was a expedition in 59 and another in 67

And neither of them came back.

Yea that was Smith and a bunch of Frenchman.

Yea, Frenchman, they were amateurs

and a bunch of jerks.

They never succeeded in doing anything.

For us the difficult doesn't exist.

The impossible just takes a little more time.

We have Felipe our guide.

Those are the last pictures we have of them.

Two months have passed

since they were last heard from.

Are they still alive?

And if so - where are they?

These are the questions that

the rescue team sponsored by

New York University and the

Pan American Broadcasting System

...hope to be able to answer.

Thank you for accepting Professor Monroe.

Good luck.

Professor Harold Monroe,

NYU's noted anthropologist.

Has taken part in various expeditions

exploring primitive cultures.

But this will be his first journey into Amazonea...

Help him!


Look at what he's carrying...

A lighter!

Poor Oliveira...

He was only 20 years old.

Once it hits the bloodstream,

there is nothing one can do...

Better a bullet than a dart

from a blowgun.

But we gave him the serum

at the right time.

Sure, the serum

It only works half the time...

If it isn't already too old

by the time we get it.

The guys wouldn't give a sh*t

after the death of Oliveira.

And they are right.

In a short while the American is arriving...

... and we've got orders to help him.

He's lucky

A Yacumo prisoner is like a

passport into the Green Inferno.

Here you are Lieutenant...

Well Professor Monroe...

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Gianfranco Clerici

Gianfranco Clerici [dʒaɱˈfraŋko ˈklɛːritʃi] is an Italian writer of numerous screenplays for Italian film and television productions.He has collaborated with several directors of exploitation cinema, including Lucio Fulci and Ruggero Deodato. Many of his scripts went on to become controversial films. more…

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