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This review is from: Revolver [DVD]  [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)Vito Cipriani (Oliver Reed) a prison warden has his wife kidnapped by the Mafia and the only way for him to get her back it to break petty thief Milo Ruiz (Fabio Testi) from jail. The only problem is that Ruiz has no idea who the men are and why they want him out of jail so bad.
This is my personal favourite Italian crime film. It may not be action packed but it's still a great film with a highly complex story that can be a little confusing if you aren't fully paying attention.
Director Sergio Sollima whose most famous for directing the Spaghetti Western 'The Big Gundown' handles this film very well and builds up the tension with every scene. In my opinion this is as good as The Big Gundown.
Oliver Reed is stunning as Vito Cipriani and is by far the best actor in the film, I only wish he had done more of these Italian Crime pictures. Fabio Testi is also great as Milo Ruiz and you will also feel sympathy with his character.
The score by Ennio Morricone is one of his best and it was later reused in Inglorious Bastards.
Overall a stunning film with a highly unexpected ending!!