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Caniba

Caniba

A Feature film by Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Produced by Norte Productions

Release in France : 22/08/2018

    Synopsis

    Caniba is a fresco about flesh and desire. It reflects on the discomfiting significance of cannibalism in human existence through the prism of one Japanese man, Issei Sagawa, and his mysterious relationship with his brother, Jun Sagawa.
    A 32-year old student at the Sorbonne in Paris, Issei Sagawa was arrested on June 13, 1981 when spotted emptying two bloody suitcases containing the remains of his Dutch classmate, Renée Hartevelt, into a lake in the Bois de Boulogne. Two days earlier, he had killed her while she was translating German Romantic poetry over dinner in his apartment. After shooting her in the back of the head, Mr. Sagawa raped and then ate his way through her corpse. Eventually, fatigued and dizzy from the heat and smell, he decided to discard her remains. Declared legally insane, he returned to Japan. He has been a free man since. Ostracized from society, he has lived off his crime for over 30 years. He has written novels and manga comics that recount his crime in detail. He has starred in documentaries and pornographic films. He has also served as a food critic. He still expresses his desire to consume human flesh and to die at the hands and in the mouth of a fellow cannibal.

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    21/09/2018

    Caniba

    Trailer (English Subs)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Norte Productions

    French distribution :

    Norte Distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Elle Driver

    News agency (France) :

    Anyways

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    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2017

    French release :

    22/08/2018

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    146.208

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color and Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.78

    Audio format :

    5.1

    Posters (2)

    Directors (2)

    News (7)

    Festival Selections (12)

    Awards

    Venice International Film Festival  - 2017

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2017)

    Awards

    Orizzonti : Special Prize of the Jury

    Delegations

    TIFF - 2017

    TIFF (Canada, 2017)

    Team (2)

    Presskit (2)

    Website (2)