Porcile (Pigpen) (Pigsty)
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Julian (Jean-Pierre Leaud) is the son of German industrialist Klotz (Alberto Lionello) who seeks to go into business with the former Nazi Herdhitze (Ugo Tognazzi). Herdhitze had spent most of World War II collecting human skulls for experiments with brain matter. As a protest, Julian refuses to marry his fiancé from a pre-arranged marriage, and he becomes romantically involved with pigs. Part two finds a man driven to cannibalism by hunger while wandering Mount Etna. He scavenges the mountainside looking for any kind of sustenance. In both cases, humans revert to animal behavior when they are… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Not only an exquisitely revolting satire, it is also Pasolini's most fascinating piece of cinema."
‑ , Time Out
"Pasolini's freak-out is rigorously controlled, his political vaudeville is unsurpassable"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"This isn't one of Pasolini's greatest films, though it's possibly the one that today best shows the warp and woof of its period."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Slipshod, disconnected, uninvolving, and utterly boring."
‑ Greg Muskewitz, eFilmCritic.com
"A difficult self-indulgent satire to enjoy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of Pasolini's most enigmatic films."
‑ , Film4
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