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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.


Carlo Lizzani


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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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Kill and pray!




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Italy | Monaco



Release Date:

10 March 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Kill and Pray See more »

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Castoro, Mancori, Chretien See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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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