Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Despite its exploitive nature, the 1963 Italian "shockumentary" Mondo Cane yielded a few images of great beauty while dredging through the more extreme and outrageous eccentricities of the world. It also produced the hit song "More". Mondo Cane Part 2 offers little more but sensationalism; even the music is on a seedy level. Some of the bizarre religious and social rituals depicted herein have their own curious charm, but the good sequences are lumped unimaginatively with the bad. Still, Mondo Cane, Part 2 paid its way back in 1964, a fact no doubt attributable to the first film's enormous success.
bizarre, eccentric, exploitation, Italy, non-traditional, offbeat, sensationalism, unconventional