Italian Genre Cinema Collection No. 19
What in the eyes of datacenter employee Ovidio begins as a seemingly harmless experiment with rats soon escalates more and more into unimaginable excesses of violence. Be it in the Juventus soccer stadium or the streets and squares of Turin – nobody seems to be safe from Ovidio and his two friends Giacomo and Peppe. On their hunt for the ultimate thrill, the savage three try to escape the dreariness of their everyday lives. Only the already tired and maimed commissioner Santagà instinctively anticipates the destructive urge dwelling inside Ovidio. A psychologically unfathomable game ensues between the two – until the bitter end...
As one of the most unusual polizieschi of all times, Fango Bollente is at the same time an orgy of uninhibited violence and sex as well as a social and psychological study. Director Vittorio Salerno unleashes pop-art icon Joe Dallesandro, accompanied by wild progressive rock, upon the Turinese. Fango Bollente is an extremely brutal film which nevertheless manages to unfurl in a subtle and detailed fashion the atmosphere and background of Italy’s “Years of Lead”. One of the highlights of the genre that is still highly topical.
- Audio Commentary by Film Experts Christian Keßler and Pelle Felsch
- Featurette „Rat Eat Rat“ featuring Regisseur Vittorio Salerno and Actress Martine Brochard
- Featurette “Me and Duccio” featuring Actress Joe Dallesandro
- Essay by Robert Zion
- 81 min, Color
- Italian Language in Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
- 1,85:1, 16:9, Anamorphic Widescreen
- German and English Subtitles
- Region: 2
Original title: FANGO BOLLENTE
Director: Vittorio Salerno
Starring: Joe Dallesandro, Martine Brochard, Enrico Maria Salerno, Gianfranco De Grassi
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