The Great Silence (Il Grande silenzio)
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The Great Silence (Il Grande silenzio)
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.… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The frozen setting heightens Corbucci's severity"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It's in the same pasta bowl as the Sergio Leone films, only with even more red sauce."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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