A Bullet for the General

A Bullet for the General

Damiano Damiani (1966)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Think spaghetti western and Sergio Leone will always spring to mind. Other directors who toyed with the form are generally overlooked. Take Damiano Damiani, for example - the Italian (still very much in business) whose film A Bullet for the General is a very decent stab at the genre. Capably instilling the violence with intelligent, probing moral concern, Damiani also casts Gian Maria Volonté and Klaus Kinski, both of whom star alongside Clint Eastwood in Leone's For a Few Dollars More. There is a creative tension throughout between introspection and exuberance.


An American traveller finds himself drawn into all manner of violent adventures when he ill-advisedly heads for Mexico. His train is held up by bandits who are collecting weapons and money for revolutionary activities, and he ends up joining them - but a dark secret looks set to place him in serious danger. Spaghetti Western, starring Klaus Kinski, Gian Maria Volonte and Lou Castel. In Italian.

Cast & Crew

Santo Klaus Kinski
El Chuncho Gian Maria Volonte
Bill Tate Lou Castel
Gen Elias Jaime Fernandez
Don Felipe Andrea Checchi
Cirillo Spartaco Conversi
Picaro Joaquin Parra
Teniente Alvaro Ferreira Aldo Sambrell
Director Damiano Damiani
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Other Information

Language: Italian dubbedColourTheatrical distributor: Warner Pathe LtdGuidance: Contains violence.Available on: video and DVD