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The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio) (1969)

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Starring (View all)
Jean-Louis Trintignant Jean-Louis Trintignant
Gordon / Silence
Klaus Kinski Klaus Kinski
Tigrero / Loco
Frank Wolff Frank Wolff
Sheriff Gideon Burnett
Luigi Pistilli Luigi Pistilli
Henry Pollicut
Mario Brega Mario Brega
Martin
Carlo D Carlo D'Angelo
Governor of Utah
Maria Mizar Maria Mizar
Blonde Saloon Girl


Written by (View all)
Sergio Corbucci Sergio Corbucci
(story)
Mario Amendola Mario Amendola
(screenplay)


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7 years, 8 months ago at Feb 6 2:29
Great spaguetti, in the snow of Utah, with the hero killing bounty hunters, because in its relativisn, good is the poor ans straving bandit and evil is the bounty hunter. Kinski at its best. Great ending with a sense of poetic failure.
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Description: On an unforgiving, snow swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant) stands between the innocent refuges and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong are not always clear and good does not always triumph. Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, director Sergio Corbucci’s bleak, ... (more)
Release date: 27 January 1969
UPC: 014381112320
Tags: Spaghetti Western (10), Western (9), Italy (8), 1960s (6), 1968 (5), Snow (5), Outlaw (4), Mountain (4), Revenge (4), Sheriff (4), Winter (4), Drama (3), Utah (3), France (3), 60's (2), Thumb (2), Mute (2), Italian (2), Alternate Ending (1)
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