The Great Silence (1968)

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Klaus Kinski and Frank Wolff

Language: Italian, English (2 tracks) | Subtitles: English

Country: Italy

Also known as: Il grande silenzio

Description: A mute gunslinger faces off against a gang of bounty hunters in the great blizzard of 1899, and a grim, tense struggle unfolds.

Review: A great western but different…. I first saw this film in Japan with english subtitles in 1972. I went back the next night and saw it again. I brought a friend along the second night to get his opinion and see if my lauding of the film was justified….he loved it. I have never seen a film like this. The ending is simply breath-taking. I searched for this movie for almost 25 years and finally found it. My wife was not as impressed but that is probably natural after the build up I gave it. Beautifully filmed, great acting and moody….It should be re-issued.



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