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A Bullet for the General

  • Drama
  • 1966
  • Damiano Damiani
  • 112 mins
  • X

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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El ChunchoGian Maria Volonté
SantoKlaus Kinski
Bill TateLou Castel
General EliasJaime Fernandez
Don FelipeAndrea Checchi
CirilloSpartaco Conversi
PicaroJoaquin Parra
RaimundoJosé Manuel Martin
GuapoSantiago Santos
PedritoValentino Macchi

Crew

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DirectorDamiano Damiani

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Pathe Ltd
Language
Italian
Guidance
Contains violence.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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