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Man, Pride & Vengeance (1967)

L'uomo, l'orgoglio, la vendetta (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Romance | 22 December 1967 (Italy)
A stalwart Spanish soldier turns to a life of crime to prove his love for a mysterious and promiscuous gypsy woman.

Director:

Luigi Bazzoni

Writers:

Prosper Mérimée (based on a story by), Luigi Bazzoni (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Tina Aumont ... Carmen
Franco Nero ... Sergeant José
Klaus Kinski ... Garcia (as Klaus Kinsky)
Guido Lollobrigida Guido Lollobrigida ... Dancairo (as Lee Burton)
Franco Ressel ... Lieutenant Pepe
Karl Schönböck ... English Diplomat
Alberto Dell'Acqua Alberto Dell'Acqua ... Remendado, Young Smuggler
Marcella Valeri Marcella Valeri ... Dorotea, Carmen's Landlady
Maria Mizar Maria Mizar ... Maria, Carmen's Rival
Mara Carisi Mara Carisi ... Nina, Tavern Keeper in Triana
Anna De Padova Anna De Padova ... Factory Worker
Tino Boriani Tino Boriani ... Soldier Guido
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... Soldier Arresting Carmen (as Ivan Giovanni Scratuglia)
Aldo Vasco Aldo Vasco ... English Diplomat's Bodyguard
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In 19th century Spain, young sergeant Don José falls in-love with beautiful gypsy girl Conchita who works inside the military fort in a small workshop. There she gets in a fight with another woman and tries to stab her with a knife. Arrested, she is entrusted to Don José who must escort her to the police station in town. However, clever Conchita gives Don José the slip. Because of her escape, he is demoted to private and must pull additional guard duty. One night, Conchita shows up at the fort to see Don José who's on guard duty. While she apologizes to him and seduces him, she also distracts his attention from a small group of smugglers who enter the fort. Don José is furious and goes to see Conchita at her friend's place. Unfortunately, Conchita is there with a gentleman lover, an officer. In a fit of jealousy, Don José loses his head and punches the officer who falls and dies. Don José deserts the army and runs away with Conchita. She takes him to a gypsy camp where many smugglers ... Written by nufs68

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With Django comes death !


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Italian censorship visa #50465 of December 21, 1967. See more »

Alternate Versions

The German version was cut to 91 minutes and calls the main characters Django and Conchita. See more »

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Version of Carmen (2003) See more »

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Contrary To The Common Belief, This Is Actually NOT A Western
19 October 2007 | by Witchfinder-General-666See all my reviews

Luigi Bazzoni's "L'Uomo L'Orgoglio, La Vendetta" aka. "Man, Pride & Vengeance" is a quite original little film, as it narrates the story of the famous opera/novel "Carmen" in the style of a Spaghetti Western. Contrary to the common belief, however, this movie is actually not (originally) a Western. The film, which originally takes place in 19th century Spain, was made a Spaghetti Western in the German language version (and in the English version I suppose) by simply changing the plot. Spain becomes Mexico in these versions of the movie, and that's why this film that is often incorrectly referred to as a Western. The plot makes a lot more sense when the movie is regarded in is original context (I've never heard of Mexican Gypsies at least). Although this is actually no Western, however, it has all the elements of a typical Spaghetti Western, and can therefore be classified as a film of that genre, even though it actually takes place in Europe. Western or not, this is certainly a pretty original and entertaining (allthough in no way outstanding) film, with a brilliant cast. This movie unites two of the most outstanding Spaghetti Western actors, Franco Nero, since "Django" one of the greatest leading men of the Italian Western, and Klaus Kinski, one of my personal favorite actors of all-time, and furthermore features the great and stunningly beautiful Tina Aumont (who sadly passed away last year) in the female lead.

The plot, which is taken from the "Carmen" plot, begins when soldier Don José (Franco Nero) first meets the stunningly beautiful Gypsy woman Carmen (Tina Aumont), a femme fatale, who makes him range between his passion and his sense of duty...

As mentioned above, the performances are brilliant. Franco Nero once again delivers an excellent performance in the lead, Tina Aumont fits perfectly in her femme fatale role and Klaus Kinski is great as always in his typical role of the villainous psycho. The supporting cast furthermore includes Guido Lollobrigida, Franco Ressel and Alberto Dell'Acqua.

In German speaking countries this movie was, by the way, marketed as a "Django"-sequel, which is even more inappropriate with this movie than with other Franco Nero Westerns that were inappropriately given Django-titles (such as "Massacre Time" and "Texas Addio").

The movie is original and entertaining, but it also has its flaws, and gets quite boring in some parts. The best parts of the movie are those featuring Kinski (whose villain-role is unfortunately not too big). Anyhow, an enjoyable film that I recommend to my fellow Spaghetti Western enthusiasts as a quite different genre-entry that is, strictly speaking, not really a Western. 6/10


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22 December 1967 (Italy) See more »

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