Mondo candido  

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"He skips off back to the castle and we are back where we started on his metaphysical journey, older if not wiser. Although considered a failure, artistically and conceptually, Mondo Candido still enjoys a strange allure. There are still glimpses of the Jacopetti and Prosperi spirit in this unforgettable overblown, Technicolor indulgence."--page 42, Sweet & Savage (2006) by Mark Goodall

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Mondo candido (1975) is an Italian film in the acclaimed mondo genre directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi. The film is a liberal adaptation of Voltaire's 1759 novel Candide.

It was partly shot on location at Château de Pierrefonds.


Candido (Christopher Brown) is a naïve young man raised by a Westphalian baron (Gianfranco D'Angelo). He is a devoted disciple of his tutor Dr. Panglos (Jacques Herlin) and a follower of his moral doctrines but cannot hide his feelings for the Baron's raunchy daughter Cunegonda (Michelle Miller). However, after a sudden invasion, Cunegonda disappears and Candido begins his errant in search of her and true love. The events take him to modern times and places like Israel where he witnesses the Arab–Israeli conflict and New York City, the living epitome of global capitalism.


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A few acres of snow, Candide (operetta), Candide ou l'optimisme au XXe siècle, Candide, Candide, Part II, Candy (1968 film), Candy (Southern and Hoffenberg novel), Cunégonde, Giancarlo Badessi, Gianfranco D'Angelo, Giuseppe Ruzzolini, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Jacques Herlin, Johan Robeck, José Quaglio, List of feature film series with two entries, List of Italian films of 1975, Marcella Di Folco, Mondo film, Poème sur le désastre de Lisbonne, Pope Urban X, Riz Ortolani, Salvatore Baccaro, Steffen Zacharias, The Optimists (film), Voltaire

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