With Goodbye Uncle Tom, the creators of the seminal Mondo Cane outdid themselves, imagining a trip back in time to when slavery was common currency in the United States. The exploitation so characteristic of the mondo genre is crossed with historical reenactment: an extreme combination that’s one of the favorite films of Nicolas Winding Refn himself.
Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi
Their alliance behind the camera gave rise to the controversial and successful mondo cinema, with Mondo Cane (62) as the cornerstone. Other outstanding films of theirs are Africa Blood and Guts (66) and Goodbye Uncle Tom.