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Sad Hill Unearthed (2017)

Desenterrando Sad Hill (original title)
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A documentary following film fans working to restore the set of the climatic graveyard scene from the iconic spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ennio Morricone
James Hetfield
Joe Dante
Clint Eastwood
Sergio Leone ... Self (archive footage)
Álex de la Iglesia
Sergio Salvati
Joseba del Valle Joseba del Valle
David Alba Romero David Alba Romero
Sergio García Hernández Sergio García Hernández
Diego Montero Diego Montero
Eugenio Alabiso Eugenio Alabiso
Stephen Leigh Stephen Leigh
Daniel Jeffery Daniel Jeffery ... Self (archive footage)
Carlo Leva Carlo Leva
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In 1966 the Spanish Army built a huge cemetery with 5000 graves in Burgos for the final sequence in the film "The Good the Bad and the Ugly". After the shooting, the whole place was left behind and for 49 years, nature covered every tomb. In October 2015 a group of film fans decided to start digging and under 3 inches of ground they found the original paved circle. For months, people from all around Europe traveled to Sad Hill to unearth and rebuild the place. Sad Hill Unearthed is the amazing story behind one of the most iconic locations in film history. It explores the dreams and motivations behind the fans but also the transformation of art, music and film in a substitute for religion.

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The film was over. The story had only started.

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The location of Sad Hill Cemetery is about 20 miles south-east of Burgos, Spain at 41.990684 North, 3.408154 West. See more »

Connections

References The Wasp Woman (1959) See more »

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The Ecstasy of Gold
Performed by Ennio Morricone
Published by EMI Music Publishing Italia SRL
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very touching documentary
21 January 2019 | by GoettschwanSee all my reviews

I feel very much with the association and it is (to me) easy to understand why this is a heartfelt labor of love. The feeling of achievement must be strong, also in regards to the appreciation they got from the original involved. I hope to visit the place, I knew it existed but I also thought it was in the state before restoration... now it is very much worth the visit.

The only gripe with the documentary is the space they give Hetfield and Metallica, of course as a sponsor he will be interviewed but giving him seemingly more space as an individual than the people that were there, the people conscripted to build the cemetery and the original editors? I don't know.


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1 December 2018 (Spain) See more »

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EUR150,000 (estimated)
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