Mondo candido

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Mondo candido
Mondo candido.jpg
Directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi
Produced by Camillo Teti
Screenplay by Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi, Claudio Quarantotto
Based on Candide
by Voltaire
Music by Riz Ortolani
Cinematography Giuseppe Ruzzolini
Release date
21 February 1975
Running time
107 mins
Country Italy
Language Italian

Mondo candido is a 1975 black comedy film directed by acclaimed Mondo directors Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi. The film is a liberal adaptation of Voltaire's novel Candide.[1]


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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