Review: Face to Face (1967)

One hell of a spaghetti-western! Can’t wait to check it out yet again!!

dvd“FACE TO FACE” (Faccia a Faccia)
1967
Spaghetti-Western
Italy/Spain

Director: Sergio Sollima
Stars: Gian Maria Volonte, Tomas Milian, William Berger
Distributor: Eureka
Runtime: 107 mins
DVD REGION ALL

“You’re civilised amongst civilised people and violent amongst the violent. You adapt to your environment like a filthy parasite!”

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Due to his health, a proffesor has to retire to a warmer climate. By accident he’s taken as a hostage by the famed bandit Solomon Bennet. The learned man grows to identify with the bandit and his gang and will soon grow more vicious…

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Oh, man! Enjoyed every frame of this western. A great story with ever changing twists and turns. It’s a movie where your attitude towards the characters will change throughout the film. A good story, good actors and characters with debth. Misogyny and violence and with political undertones, as it should be in an Italian flick from this period. Great score from maestro Morricone and great cinematography. Tomas Milian should have won a price for the ugliest hair-cut in any western ever. Highly recommended!

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