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Il grande silenzio

Sergio Corbucci / IT, FR, 1968 / 105 min.

Snow, bitter cold and chases to the death. The temperature drops far below zero: revenge, murder, and fierce action in a frozen landscape, with Jean-Louis Trintignant and Klaus Kinski.

The great silence 1968 us poster

Programmer Martin Koolhoven explains: "The Great Silence is possibly the best Spaghetti Western not to have been directed by Sergio Leone. Leone is of course the genre”s poster boy, but the gap between him and number 2 is close, closer than the gap between runner-up Corbucci and number 3. Corbucci is nowadays primarily known as the director of the original Django, but he made a dozen other westerns, half of which are definitely genre classics."

Jean-Louis Trintignant is Silence, a bounty hunter hot on the heels of the film”s acting bastard, gang leader Loco (Klaus Kinski). The backdrop to the film is the mountainous state of Utah, where the snow – exceptional for a Spaghetti Western – is more than knee deep. Trintignant”s silence is functional, Kinski is functionally brutal and mad and the guns are ablaze. Screened in a 4K restoration.

Details

Director

Sergio Corbucci

Production year

1968

Country

IT, FR

Original title

Il grande silenzio

Length

105 min.

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP