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The Great Silence

The Great Silence

Jean-Louis Trintignant
Director: Sergio Corbucci Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
, Klaus Kinski
Klaus Kinski
, Frank Wolff
Frank Wolff
Sergio Corbucci


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Italian filmmaker Sergio Corbucci directed this serious-minded populist spin on the spaghetti western, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant as Silence, whose vocal cords have been slashed by sadistic bounty hunters. Silence joins with local hillfolk in fighting the corrupt and tyrannical authorities in the town of Snow Mill. Corbucci's sympathies are clearly with his bandit heroes, who are only doing what they must to survive, while the law is represented by a corrupt sheriff, who lets his wealthy patrons run wild, and sadistic scum like Klaus Kinski, who kills the poor because he enjoys it. Politically charged in a way that only a film of its time could be, Il Grande Silenzio's themes of class struggle and violent revolution were a bit too hot for an American release in 1968. Vonetta McGee co-stars with genre regulars Frank Wolff, Luigi Pistilli, and Raf Baldassare.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/05/2018
UPC: 0859686006611
Original Release: 1968
Source: Film Movement
Region Code: ABC
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 15,737

Special Features

Cox on Corbucci - Alex Cox pays tribute to the maestro; Western, Italian Style - 1968 documentary; Two alternate endings; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean-Louis Trintignant Silence
Klaus Kinski Actor
Frank Wolff Actor
Luigi Pistilli Actor
Vonetta McGee Actor

Technical Credits
Sergio Corbucci Director,Screenwriter
Mario Amendola Screenwriter
Bruno Corbucci Screenwriter
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Vittoriano Petrilli Screenwriter

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