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Welles' often overlooked minor masterpiece,
This review is from: Chimes at Midnight (Campanadas a medianoche) [Spanish Import] [DVD] (DVD)
I first saw this film on the BBC back in the early 80's and have been looking out for it ever since. It's Welles' tribute to Merrie England and features his portrayal of Falstaff. It was filmed in Spain with an international cast and had Swiss/Swedish backing.
All of which sounds distinctly odd, but it's a triumph. The fight scenes were filmed in a public park in Madrid and have an immediacy and fascination that many big budget films would struggle to match. A memorable film by a great film-maker, who overcame many obstacles to make it.