Euro Westerns

Sergio Leone – Per un pugno di dollari AKA Fistful of Dollars (1964)

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An anonymous, but deadly man rides into a town torn by war between two factions, the Baxters and the Rojo’s. Instead of fleeing or dying, as most other would do, the man schemes to play the two sides off each other, getting rich in the bargain. Read More »

Sergio Corbucci – Gli specialisti AKA The Specialists (1969)

Johnny Hallyday plays Hud, a dressed all-in-black gunman extraordinaire who returns to the town of Blackstone to seek out the men responsible for the lynching of his brother.
Seems someone robbed the bank in Blackstone of every penny. His brother got the blame. The money is still missing.
But lots of people are looking for it, including a Mexican bandit named El Diablo (Mario Adorf), the businessmen of Blackstone who lost all of their savings, and Virginia Pollywood (Francoise Fabian), the lady bank owner who tells Hud no one trusts her anymore. Read More »

Sergio Corbucci – Navajo Joe (1966)

Joe (Burt Reynolds), is the sole survivor after Duncan (Aldo Sambrell), and his gang of bandits slaughtered everyone of his tribe including his wife. Duncan’s gang collects all their scalps and tries to sell them at a near by town. The sheriff and his deputy try to arrest Duncan’s gang, but Duncan has other plans and has them killed. In the Salon watching the shoot out is Dr. Chester Lynne who offers Duncan the chance to become rich. There is a train coming into to town with a lot of gold and if Duncan’s gang helps Dr. Lynne by holding up the train he will split the gold with them. Joe has been tracking Duncan and his boys since the murdered his wife and he will spoil there plan by stealing the train with the gold and returning it to the town’s people. Dr. Lynne offers to get help we the town hears Duncan’s boys are there way to take back the gold and kill everyone in town. Joe Knows that Dr. Lynne has a side deal with Duncan’s gang so Joe offers to protect the town if every one of them pay him one dollar each per head for each man he kills. Read More »

Josef Mach – Die Söhne der großen Bärin AKA The Sons of Great Bear (1966)

Although the Indians were assured their lands adjacent to the Black Hills by contract, the Whites want to expel them. Meanwhile, gold has been discovered there and the unscrupulous settler, Red Fox, demands of Mattotaupa, chief of the Bears Clan belonging to the Dakota tribe, to reveal to him the location of a cave with gold deposits. Mattotaupa refuses and is stabbed to death by Red Fox in the presence of his son Tokei-ihto. Lieutenant Roach orders Tokei-ihto to Fort Smith in order to negotiate. The son of the slain chief suspects that the Whites are planning an ambush, a fear that is confirmed when he encounters Red Fox there. Read More »

Giovanni Fago – O’Cangaçeiro AKA The Magnificent Bandits (1970)

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Espidito, survives the massacre of his entire village. A hermit helps him believing he is a Jesus like figure. As “Redeemer” Espidito goes out to help the poor turning to guns and his own rebel band. The discovery of oil twists everything.
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Luís Filipe Rocha – Cinzento e Negro AKA Grey and Black (2015)

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Cinzento e Negro tells the story of David, who steals a lot of money from an old man and escapes to the Azores, where he begins a new life and falls in love with a lonesome local woman named Marina. But no crime goes without punishment, and the couple will soon be chased by a former colleague of David’s, Maria, and a policeman, Lucas (Filipe Duarte), who wish to recover the stolen money and keep it for themselves. Read More »

Edgardo Cozarinsky – Guerriers et captives AKA Guerreros y cautivas (1990)

In 1880, a colonel and his French wife live in a fort in the Patagonian desert. The colonel takes an Amerindian as captive, with the intent to civilize her. A “southern” movie (in opposition to “western”, as it was shot in the deep Argentinean south

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Dos caras de una misma moneda. Uno viene de lo salvaje hacia la civilización; la otra, desde la civilización hacia la barbarie. Se realiza un cambio de identidad. El guerrero queda impresionado con la civilización romana, y siente que pertenece a aquella. La abuela de Borges quiere rescatar a la india, pero ella la rechaza. Se espanta, no puede creerlo; pero cuando su marido muere, ella se siente identificada. Cuando la india toma la sangre caliente del caballo que acababa de degollar, es cuando termina de demostrar que nunca dejará de ser india, más allá de su lugar de nacimiento. Read More »