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The Big Gundown

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A widely underrated masterpiece starring Lee Van Cleef (For a Few Dollars More) in his first leading role, this cat-and-mouse adventure follows bounty hunter “Colorado” Corbett as he embarks on a score-settling manhunt for a Mexican criminal known as “The Knife” (Tomas Milian).

Audaciously revisionist in outlook – and with Sergio Sollima’s iconic multilayered imagery, a taut script by frequent Sergio Leone collaborator Sergio Donati, and an explosive Ennio Morricone score – this volatile and morally ambiguous film is considered by some to be the best of all spaghetti westerns.

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  • Wed 22 Aug
    • 7.00PM