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"The film begins with a man who is dragged through the mud,
dragging a coffin"
" great beginning ! "
" Yes, yes"
"And then? "
"And then... I don't know... it's up to you, I don't have
(Dialogue between Piero Vivarelli and Sergio Corbucci , reported in an
interview with Vivarelli for TG1)
A man, a coffin. And the rest who knows. Sergio Corbucci and Piero
Vivarelli leave with that for a cinematic journey that leads them to simply a
masterpiece, a milestone, of "spaghetti western" . About "Django " was said and we can tell everything and are
right even the detractors who point out the excessive fame of a film which when
analyzed in each part has its good defects : a story not very original, the
characters non so deep and a icy acting . In our opinion, however, a film should be seen in its whole, and in this
case, all the elements, skinny (or poor ) as they are, they work well together,
creating a great movie.
The universal fame of this work of 1966, saves us lines about the fact
is one of the " cult" of Tarantino, (thing also know by the
tombstones of the cemetery of Tombstone ), which has generated countless
imitators, a non good sequel and also a tribute by Takashi Miike , the great
Japanese director , which in 2007 directed "Sukiyaki Western Django
Django by renowned jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, appears with the
famous and the aforementioned scene, a brilliant winning idea, which opens a
violent story (one of the bloodiest of the genre at the time) with several
reversals in the face. Corbucci is very good telling it, alternating between
slow to fast times, with evocative shots (see the brawl in the saloon). In
contrast to the icon of the genre would like, Corbucci radically change the
image of dusty , sunny place, that the western has always used, replacing it
with a bruised and muddy places that adds charm but also the anxiety to the
In this place, then it takes the characters undoubtedly classics, all
crooks, able to betray and kill, a violent world, with murders ( the body count to some sources would amount
to 138) , whipping, broken hands and above a cut ear , then honored by those
who well know .
The main character who is played by Franco Nero , who gain a worldwide
fame, goes aroud cool, enigmatic, seeking revenge for the murder of his wife.
His enemy as well as guilty of the murder is called Jackson, head of a
group of racists , then killed by the good Django with the powerful content of
the coffin. But his thirst for revenge is certainly not satisfied and our hero
convinces the General Rodriguez who leads a Mexican irregular army to attack
the fort of Jackson, where the gold is hidden . Following the mission
accomplished the mexican refuses to give to Django what has been agreed and is
unleashed another revenge, leading to the tragic and heroic ending . Cold as we want, bad at the right
point , the protagonist is a man with many feelings, and saves a prostitute from the dead and that all
he has for his plan.
Sergio Corbucci a sort of " anti" Leone, scored therefore a
crafted movie that changes the rules of the game and which immediately met
great commercial success and critical acclaim.
To his ideas to those of his brother Bruno with whom he wrote the story,
the writers Piero Vivarelli, Franco Rossetti and apparently little ' Fernando
Di Leo, are also added to the excellent music by Luis Bacalov that makes a
perfect soundtrack, whose central theme , sung among others by Rocky Roberts is
one of the most famous of genre cinema .
The merit of this cornerstone of genre cinema is also of Ruggero
Deodato, who shot some sequences in Spain and brings his cinema visions.
Original title: Django
Alternative Titles : Django - vestens hævner (Denmark) , Django -
hämnaren , Django - kostaja , Nimeni on Django (Finland) , Django , or
tromokratis tou - Step Doble , Gefsi ekdikisi apo (Greece) , Django - Hevneren
(Norway) , Cango 'nun Intikami (Turkey) , Jango (USA)
Directed by: Sergio Corbucci
Cast: Franco Nero , José Bódalo , Loredana Nusciak , Angel Alvarez ,
Gino Pernice, Simon Arriaga , John Scratuglia
Production House : B.R.C. production