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A mute gunfighter by the name of Silence (played by Jean-Louis Trintignant star of the Oscar-nominated Amour) lives by a code that he won't shoot a man until that man draws on him first. This code is put on display as a group of bounty killers lay in wait and Silence guns them all down except one. This one, comes running out from behind a tree, surrendering, asking Silence not to kill him saying he's through with bounty hunting. Silence obliges by shooting off his thumb, guaranteeing he'll never pull a trigger again. In the first three minutes, director Sergio Corbucci has given us a character we want to now a lot more about. Corbucci's Django was one of the many inspirations for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, but as much as the film's title character may have come from Django, inspiration was found in plenty of other films, »

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