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Cannibal Club (The)

Country: Brazil, Language: Portuguese, 81 mins

Original Title

O Clube dos Canibais
  • Director: Guto Parente
  • Writer: Guto Parente
  • Producer: Ticiana Augusto Lima

CGiii Comment

No guesses as to what this is about? Yip, cannibals. Posh ones! Wealthy ones! Influential ones!

It's bloody bloody and fantastically distasteful...with an undercurrent of tongue-in-cheek humour running throughout. It's a case of: Will he, won't he...be eaten!?!

At the heart of this film is...a man so firmly in-the-closet, he will do absolutely anything to anyone who threatens to drag him out of his homo-haven. Cue: a cannibalistic battle of wits. His homosexual denial is a spectacular piece of writing and acting...brimming with chilling confidence, he places absolute terror into anyone who 'knows' his secret. And, someone 'knows' his secret...let the games begin!

With a short runtime of 81 minutes, Guto Parente packs an elephant into a suitcase. If you have the palate for distaste...this is a feast. There's no denying...cannibalism has never been so entertaining...what a strange thing to say about such a strange film! Loved it.


Trailer...

The Cannibal Club Trailer from Fantasy Filmfest on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

Otavio and Gilda are a very wealthy couple of the Brazilian elite who have the habit of eating their employees. Otavio owns a private security company and is a notable member of The Cannibal Club. When Gilda accidentally discovers a secret from Borges, a powerful congressman and the Club's leader, her and her husband's lives are in danger.

Cast & Characters

Tavinho Teixeira as Otavio
Ana Luiza Rios as Gilda
Pedro Domingues as Borges
Zé Maria as Jonas (as José Maria Alves)