Interview with a Cannibal - documentary

Interview with a Cannibal
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On June 13th 1981 a Japanese man named Issei Sagawa walked into the Bois De Boulonge, a park on the outskirts of Paris, carrying two suitcases. The contents of the suitcases was unknown to the other park visitors but it was infact the dismembered body parts of Dutch student Renée Hartevelt.

Soon after the dismembered body parts were discovered by the police Issei was arrested. When Issei was arrested he claimed that he had killed Renée so he could eat her flesh. Upon searching Issei’’s apartment they found bits of Renée still in his fridge.

Issei was later declared to be insane and was not fit to stand trial and ended up spending a short time in a mental institute in Paris.

For the last 30 years Mr Sagawa has been living a free life and has not discussed his story until he met up with the VICE film crew


Günter Stampf
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