Faccia a Faccia (1967, ITA/SPA) C-112m. SCOPE *** D: Sergio Sollima. Starring Tomas Milian, Gian Maria Volonté, William Berger, Jolanda Modio, Gianni Rizzo, Carole André, Angel del Pozo, Aldo Sambrell, Nello Pazzafini, Frank Brana, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Goffredo Unger. A rare spaghetti western with a brain: Professor Volonté must form an uneasy alliance with bandit Milian when he unwittingly gives him a chance to break free and then becomes an outlaw himself. However, the thoughtful man tries to influence the brute positively. Some plot weaknesses are offset by stylish direction and fine Ennio Morricone score. Comes close to the Leone westerns of the time. Written by the director and Sergio Donati. English title: FACE TO FACE.


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