Women of the World
"The camera strips woman right down to her skin," proclaimed the ads, "...lays bare the secrets of her mind and body!"
Using outtakes from MONDO CANE as their foundation, Directors Gualtiero Jacopetti, Paolo Cavara and Franco Prosperi created this leering yet lyrical study of women's roles in the international culture of the bizarre. Here is the female of the species as mothers, murderers, warriors and whores, respected as high-powered executives and objectified as bodacious bombshells, grasping for eternal beauty and even engaging in "unnatural friendships." From love in the streets of Paris to death on the African plain, the MONDO masters turn their unflinching eye on all the things never before known - and never before shown - about WOMEN OF THE WORLD.
WOMEN OF THE WORLD features sly English narration by two-time Academy Award winning actor Peter Ustinov (TOPKAPI, SPARTACUS) as well as a remarkable score by Oscar-nominated MONDO CANE composers Nino Oliviero and Riz Ortolani. Unseen for decades, this still-daring documentary has been fully restored from the original vault negative and is presented here completely uncut and uncensored.