In a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Taranto, during a robbery, one of the three accomplices, Tonino aka Barboncino, a shabby-looking fifty-year old, takes advantage of the other two ... See full summary »

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Sergio Rubini
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergio Rubini ... Tonino
Rocco Papaleo ... Renato
Bianca Guaccero ... Milena
Ivana Lotito Ivana Lotito ... Teresa
Geno Diana Geno Diana ... Benedetto
Alessandro Giallocosta Alessandro Giallocosta ... Tommy
Ilaria Cangalosi Ilaria Cangalosi ... Moglie di Tommy
Antonio Andrisani Antonio Andrisani ... Colella
Cosimo Attanasio Cosimo Attanasio ... Grossone
Antonia Basta Antonia Basta ... Mamma di Leuccio
Ivan Dario Buono Ivan Dario Buono ... Pescatore
Pierluigi Corallo Pierluigi Corallo ... Enzo
Fabio Scaravilli Fabio Scaravilli ... Radek
Totò Onnis Totò Onnis ... Marito di Teresa
Nicola Valenzano Nicola Valenzano ... Leuccio
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In a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Taranto, during a robbery, one of the three accomplices, Tonino aka Barboncino, a shabby-looking fifty-year old, takes advantage of the other two men's distraction, grabs the whole loot, and runs off. Tonino , runs from rooftop to rooftop until he reaches the uppermost terrace, beyond which there is a precipice that forces him to take refuge in an old washhouse. Someone surprisingly helps him hide successfully. This strange individual wears a bird's feather behind his ear: he says he's called Black Deer and belongs to the Sioux tribe. Tonino, soon realizes he is under siege: the neighbourhood is manned by his pursuers, and the street corners are monitored. In these days of forced immobility, as his impracticable attempts to recover the loot and organize an escape with his ex-companion Milena fail, Tonino comes to the bitter conclusion that he is all alone. he has only one desperate alternative left: to join forces with this eccentric man who acts... Written by Cineuropa

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Brilliant Western
13 March 2020 | by Otis60See all my reviews

Really. I don't retell plot lines as that ruins the first-watch experience. I will say this, I think Rubini is brilliant. If you like Tarantino but want a little more story and relevance, this is the movie. There are little touches that make this movie great. Very early on, notice how suddenly we see a camera angle that changes the POV. It happens one more time before we see the second main character of the movie.

Why is that brilliant? Because it sets the entire film up. From here, Rubini begins the western. A western on the rooftops of an Italian city. A white man who uses those who live naturally. A natural who lives with nature...albeit on a rooftop.

It's all here: A chase, money, outlaws, an Indian, even a revolver. The greed of the white man and the oppression of those that live happily. The mixed up motivations of people of today and the example of how simply you could live.

From the very start you will be pulled in by the humor, clever direction and sympathetic characters.


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Italy

Release Date:

9 May 2019 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

天助吾友 See more »

Filming Locations:

Taranto, Apulia, Italy

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$320,035
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