The Wild Eye ★★★

Tantalizing premise, sort of a Mondo DAY FOR NIGHT with a parasitic filmmaker fighting off an impending crisis of conscience. Obviously intended as a swipe by director Cavara at his old MONDO CANE cohorts Jacopetti and Prosperi, and sporting some lovely location work, but unfortunately not really queasy enough despite the expected have/eat cake accusatory ambivalence and our sleazy protagonist's stated goal of getting "one of those Buddhist monks to set himself on fire" on camera. Otherwise Saigon in '68 seems relatively chill here.