Cinema: Beware the Dog

Mondo Cane is Italian for "a dog's world." and this film is anything but man's best friend. The movie draws its scenes, documentary style, from every available source of contemporary bestiality and human foible, and comments on them by shocking juxtaposition. It is filmed in all-too-living color. Fast pace, sophisticated commentary and occasional hilarity mitigate its lack of taste, but most of the film is openly calculated to raise eyebrows as well as gorges. If there is a message, it is that people are no damn good. A sampling:

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