Romolo Marcellini was all over the mondo fad, creating films like Taboos of the World and Macabro. Here, his camera explores the emancipation of women in the Far East.
That said — none of these stories are true, all shot like a mondo but obviously scripted stories.
Akiko Wakabayashi — Aki from You Only Live Twice — and famous Malaysian actress Lakshmi appear, after all.
There’s also a Thai kickboxer who gets hooked on opium and a monkey that can’t stop itching. I’m making it all sounds way better than it is. Sorry.
You can watch this as a bonus feature on Severin’s Mondo Balordo blu ray.