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Requiescant (1967)

Not Rated | | Western | 10 March 1967 (Italy)
The adopted son of a preacher comes upon a village that is under the thumb of a deranged ex-Confederate officer, who is - among other things - stealing land from the locals with phony land grants.

Director:

Carlo Lizzani

Writers:

Renato Izzo (story), Franco Bucceri (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Castel ... Requiescant
Mark Damon ... George Bellow Ferguson
Pier Paolo Pasolini ... Don Juan
Barbara Frey ... Princy
Rossana Martini Rossana Martini ... Lope (as Rossana Krisman)
Mirella Maravidi ... Edith
Franco Citti ... Burt
Luisa Baratto ... Pilar (as Liz Barrett)
Ninetto Davoli ... El Nino (as Nino Davoli)
Carlo Palmucci ... Dean Light
Nino Musco Nino Musco ... Old Mute
Anne Carrer Anne Carrer ... Lavinia
Lorenza Guerrieri ... Marta
Vittorio Duse ... El Doblado
Ferruccio Viotti ... Father Jeremy
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Storyline

In Fort Hernandez, San Antonio, a group of Mexican villagers is betrayed by Confederate soldiers led by aristocratic Officer George Bellow Ferguson and they are slaughtered. After the massacre, the boy Requiescant wanders in the desert but he is rescued by the religious Father Jeremy that is traveling with his wife and daughter in his wagon. The boy is raised like a son and when he grows-up, Requiescant is very close to his stepsister Princy. One day, the rebellious Princy leaves her family, traveling with a theater company. Requiescant promises to his foster family to seek Princy out and bring her back home. Along his journey, Requiescant proves that he is a great skill with his gun to self-protect. When he arrives in San Antonio, he finds that the city belongs to Ferguson. He goes to a saloon and he finds that Princy has become a prostitute pimped by Ferguson's henchman, the gunslinger Dean Light. Requiescant asks Ferguson to let Princy go with him, but the boss of the town is ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Kill and pray!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 March 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Kill and Pray See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Castoro,Mancori,Chretien See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Dean Light: The only women I ever skinned were Indians.
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Alternate Versions

German version was cut by ca. 15 minutes. Only in 2012 the uncut version was released by Koch Media. See more »

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Referenced in Enas Vengos gia oles tis douleies (1970) See more »

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It's a very good film despite not being directed by Sergio Leone's
9 May 2015 | by StorywatcherSee all my reviews

Carlo Lizzani is more of a realistic director as he didn't intend to be spectacular and impressive in any of the details. Real-life facts like killing and humiliation make the work done.

The BSO is not its forte so that's why I didn't give it 10 stars but it was more centered around the story. There's too many scenes that are silent with the only sound of footsteps, horses, guns and crying -except when there's a peaceful scene where some little melody appears and in the opening and closing scenes.

The main antagonist (a lot of western-fans know him) is well developed as a character and he can be quite contradictory with morals as any politician would. There are many philosophic stuff so it's quite agreeable when giving sense to life and death and the script in general was well done. I think the script is what was best done in the whole story and I don't agree with people who think that they were silly games because I'm aware those games existed and still exist nowadays.

The photography can be quite catching to the eye but in this film is very realistic and the quality is quite ordinary. There's no "paysage scenes" (if you know what I mean in Western films) as is always centered in the people and surroundings.


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