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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

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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 Ferguson
Franco Citti ... Burt
Luisa Baratto ... Pilar (as Liz Barrett)
Ninetto Davoli ... El Niño (as Nino Davoli)
Carlo Palmucci ... Dean Light
Nino Musco Nino Musco ... Old Mute
Anne Carrer Anne Carrer ... Lavinia
Lorenza Guerrieri 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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A Bible... a Colt... a Massacre See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | Monaco | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 March 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Kill and Pray See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy

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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The Gunslingers control the means of Production
24 September 2018 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Lou is a young preacher dude, one that doesn't remember his entire family being massacred when was child, mainly due to him taking a bullet to the head. Now he's a travelling preacher with his adopted family and his quasi-sister, who stupidly runs off to join a dancing troupe. This means that Lou will have to go after her, with only a bible to begin with.

Lou quickly realizes that he's deadly shot while during a robbery in the street, he picks up a gun from a corpse and effortlessly kills two raiders with it. Lou finds out that his half-sister Princy has become a whore, and pimped by one of the guys who was present when his family where massacred, and his boss is the vampire like Mark Damon, who's character has a lot of space to move around in. This is not your usual Western, even if the basic plot is.

Franco Citti's character likes to rub a little doll on his face, Lou and Mark have a shooting contest, shooting out candle flames while drinking. Lou has to hide inside a bell while people throw bombs at him. There's also a duel where Lou and another guy stand on stools with nooses round their necks and tries to shoot the legs off the stool before the other does. Most of the actual emotional stuff comes from Mark Damon, who has trouble with his wife, gets riled at the mess caused by his men, and might even be gay.

I've read somewhere that this is some kind of communist Western, but that's up to others to figure out.


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