The Great Silence (Il Grande Silenzio) (15*)


8 December 2014
Cinema 1

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The pinnacle of the spaghetti western canon, Sergio Corbucciís crowning achievement stars Klaus Kinski and Jean-Louis Trintignant as a vicious bounty hunter and a mute gunslinger, who lock horns in the snowy mountains of Utah during the Great Blizzard of 1899.

Inspired by the recent deaths of Che Guevara and Malcolm X, the film is notable for its explicitly radical politics and its bitter, pessimistic tone, matched by the unusual frozen, snow-bound settings and a melancholic score by Ennio Morricone.

Never theatrically released either here or in the States, its suppression only added to its mystique and over the years its reputation has grown. We are proud to be screening this film from the sole surviving touring 35mm print available.

Italy 1968 Dir Sergio Corbucci 105 min

Please note: This print is dubbed into English, and bears some signs of wear.

This event is part of:
Freezing Cold Movies

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

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