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The Cannibal Club (2019)

Christ the Redeemer.  The Brazilian Carnival.  Sao Paulo.  The Maracanã Stadium.  The beaches in Rio de Janeiro.  There are many things to do and see in Brazil.  Director Guto Parente in his horror/comedy, The Cannibal Club, however, wants to guide visitors new to Brazil and its hard right politics to a place in this oasis of sand and surf where the rich eat the poor.  Literally.   We’re talking lick the bones clean type of meals. 

Gross, disgusting, and all sorts of devilish fun, The Cannibal Club is a must-see foreign language film that will definitely leave you disturbed long after the closing credits.  It may even linger long into your dreams, especially if you are . . . ehem . . . a meat eater. 

"Expertly crafted and fresh with its delectable gore, skin, and sex, The Cannibal Club is a reservation you definitely want to make."

You will hate them at first and you may never like them at all, but Otavio (Tavinho Teixeira) and Gilda (Ana Luiza Rios) certainly have a good thing going in their island oasis.  Gilda is never wanting for lovers and Otavio can’t help but get off on watching all her lovers have sex with her . . . and then, as soon as he finishes his business, he comes running into the bedroom and cuts their heads off.  And Gilda absolutely loves to bathe in their blood as her now headless lovers bleed all over her.

And then they feast on their flesh.

Gross, right?

It gets weirder.  That whole feasting on the flesh is just the beginning of the dementia that is included in this release from Uncork’d Entertainment.  This is a film for the strong of stomach.  It is also a film for those who love tension, suspense, and conflict at almost every turn.  The film is smartly directed and well shot, betraying its low budget with sharp make-up effects and great use of its locations.

Otavio’s dangerous boss, Borges (Pedro Domingues), has a club for the elite.   Yeah, it’s The Cannibal Club and it is a men’s only sort of hangout.  What happens there is all sorts of Eyes Wide Shut situations – except with chains and machetes – and then the men all dine on the flesh of their sex slaves.  They drink wine, toast each other, and celebrate their wealth; determined to protect their right to exploit the unfortunate, the poor, the destitute, and the weak. The Cannibal Club (2019)

Sure Gilda is jealous of the club but when she witnesses something she ought not have seen, their lives on the oasis are suddenly threatened.  With men attacking every which way, they must come up with a plan to survive Borges, his security team, AND their own vices as more “chosen” workers – specifically Jonas (Ze Maria) –  are sent to the oasis to watch over the compound and, of course, Gilda.  Hard workers, they are.  But there is a limit to their loyalty.

Will Otavio and Gloria’s bloodlust ever be quenched?  And at what cost?  Expertly crafted and fresh with its delectable gore, skin, and sex, The Cannibal Club is a reservation you definitely want to make. 

Whether you like your meat well-done or raw doesn’t really matter, The Cannibal Club may cause you to lose your appetite . . . in a good way.  The film opened this week and will be available through VOD and streaming services beginning Monday. 

Bon Appétit!

4 beers

The Cannibal Club (2019)

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
81 mins
: Guto Parente
Guto Parente
Tavinho Teixeira, Ana Luiza Rios, Pedro Domingues
: Horror
Nothing like a home cooked meal.
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March 1, 2019 (limited)
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Synopsis: Otavio and Gilda are a very wealthy couple of the Brazilian elite who have the habit of eating their employees. Otavio owns a private security company and is a notable member of The Cannibal Club. When Gilda accidentally discovers a secret from Borges, a powerful congressman and the Club's leader, her and her husband's lives are in danger.

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