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5.0 out of 5 stars cold hearted western from director of Django, 23 Nov. 2012
This review is from: The Great Silence [DVD] [1968] (DVD)
First off this is an incredibly well shot film. Ennio Morricone's harrowing track accompanies it well, almost haunting the screen with it's melody and accompaniment to the main character- who goes by the name Silence. The story involves bounty hunter- Silence- as he roams the snowy plains, it's very samurai in the way it is, Silence and the other bounty hunters acting like disgruntled ronin who just want to survive in a harsh world. He's hired to protect a young woman who offers herself to him, won't go into too much detail regarding this, but it did remind me of the first Vampire Hunter D animated film, when the young girl offers herself to Hunter D. Another great feature of this film of course is Klaus Kinski who is a force of enigmatic evil all on his own- he stars as the films villain, or protagonist I think would be better to call him, because in all honesty there doesn't feel too much of a definition of good and evil in this, just suffering, might, and death. I saw another review call this a nihilistic western and thats very true, this is a gritty film and full of brooding melancholy, I suggest it for spag western fans and generally for people who love great cinema.
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