Ruggero Deodato, behind the creepy and controversial 1987 movie Cannibal Holocaust
The Italian director, Il Messaggero newspaper reported, died in Rome on Thursday. he is.
Documentary style, filmed in Colombia, Cannibal Holocaust starring Robert Kerman, and employing so-called “found footage” created by a Sadistic American film crews filmed tribes as they explored the Amazon jungle in search of indigenous people.
It depicts murder, mutilation, torture, gang rape and animal slaughter and was banned in several countries including Deodato’s own, with Italian authorities confiscating his film and destroyed the print shortly after it was released.
Deodato stands trial for murdering actor and faces was in prison for years, but he presented the allegedly dead person in court and the charges were dropped (the actor signed a contract to disappear for a year). However, he was fined for obscenity.
Deodato said he produced Cannibal Holocaust in response to sensational news reports about terrorism on Italian television at the time. In the interview with 2013The Guardian, who defended the animal cruelty scene.
to see the moment they die,” he said. Feed a character or crew in a movie, both in the story and in reality. “
He told the Telegraph in November ) “All the animals were eaten. They didn’t just die for this movie. ”
Deodato made a cameo as the cannibal in Eli Roth of Hostel Part II (2007), and the American horrormeister Cannibal Holocaust used As inspiration for his own cannibal film, The Green Inferno (2013).
Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone also thinks he has an influence on him.
Born May 7th, 1939, in Potenza, Italy, Deodato in Il Generale Della Rovere
as Roberto Assistant Director of Roberto Rossellini (83) and Escape at night () and spaghetti westerns Sergio Corbucci Django and Ringo and His Golden Pistol, both at 1960.
His directorial debut was Hercules, Prisoner of Evil (1964).
His resume also includes Live like a cop, die like a man (1976), Jungle Massacre (1976), House by the park (1980), death toll (1986) , Barbarian (1987), washing machine (1993) and Deathcember (2013).