Q & A with Tony Musante, moderated by Bruce Goldstein, FF director of repertory programming (Recorded June 4, 2012)
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Il mercenario/A Professional Gun
NEW 35mm PRINT
(1968, Sergio Corbucci) Polish gunslinger Franco Nero moves smoothly from a silver shipment escort job to armaments adviser to revolutionary leader Tony Musante, all leading to bullfight arena showdown with boutonniere-sporting Jack Palance.
♫ Music by Ennio Morricone
“Transformed by Corbucci into a wild fantasy, comic-strip style, about political commitment: Frantz Fanon for beginners with a bizarre sense of humor.”
– Christopher Frayling
“With Companeros, this is Corbucci’s best film.”
– Phil Hardy
"Anticipates The Wild Bunch in its near-hysterical local color (a troupe of clown toreadors, a religious procession with concealed machine guns) compounded by a frenzied revolutionary joie de vivre and a suitably excessive Morricone score notable for its choral outbursts, Peruvian pipes, and wailing electric guitar."
– J. Hoberman, Film Comment