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The Great Silence 1968

  • Sergio Corbucci
  • November 19, 1968
  • 100 mins
  • Italian
  • Action, Drama, Western
The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio, 1968), or The Big Silence, is an Italian spaghetti western. The movie features a score by Ennio Morricone and stars Jean-Louis Trintignant as Silence, a mute gunfighter with a grudge against bounty hunters, assisting a group of outlawed Mormons and a woman trying to avenge her husband (one of the outlaws). They are set against a group of ruthless bounty hunters, led by Loco (Klaus Kinski). It is one of Corbucci's better known movies. Unlike most conventional and spaghetti westerns, The Great Silence takes place in the snow-filled landscapes of Utah during the Great Blizzard of 1899.

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An excellent western movie. Soo good.

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Terrific spaghetti western; up there with Leone's best. The cinematography is a highlight, as is Klaus Kinski playing a terrific bad guy.

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Masterpiece! 9/10

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