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by Shubhajit Lahiri

Sergio Corbucci’s The Great Silence might not be as iconic or popular as his Django, but it is considered by many, including Spaghetti Western aficionados, as his best work. This harsh, bleak and disturbing film with strong socio-political undercurrents remains a rarity for having brought two of the most legendary European actors together – Jean-Luis Trintignant and Klaus Kinski. Corbiccu perfectly played on the screen personalities of the two thespians – the serene calm of Frenchman Trintignant and the gleeful unpredictability of German actor Kinski, to create a tale filled with both psychological and political tension. (more…)

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