Sunday, August 2, 2009


Al di là dell’odio – Italian title
Au-delà de la haine – French title
Beyond the Frontiers of Hate – English title

A 1972 Italian production [Globars Film (Rome)]
Producer: Gaetano Ferri
Director: Alessandro Santini
Story: Alessandro Santini, Bruno Vani
Screenplay: Alessandro Santini, Bruno Vani
Cinematography: Gaetano Valle [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Elsio Mancuso
Running time: 88 minutes

Cervo Volante/Red Deer - Jeff Cameron (Goffredo Scarciofolo)
Kathy/Loana - Stefania Nelli
Nuvola Nera/Black Cloud - George Cavendish
George Austin - Cameron Steel
Janet - Laila Shed
Mr. Hobby - Ivan Greeve
Colonel Manson/Morrison - Nick Morelli (Nicola Morelli)
Bogart - Vincenzo Basile
Pepita - Patrizia Mayer (Patrizia Majer)
Uncle Jonathan - Francesco Magno
Indian - Carla Mancini
soldier - Marletta Franco (Francesco Marletta)
with; Gianfranco Ciabatti, Gaetano Ferri, Mark Zuanelli (Marco Zuanelli)

Pioneers invade and settle on the land of the Aricara Indians. Asked to leave the sacred land they decide if they can’t settle the land they can at least make a profit by selling the Indians weapons and whiskey. The Aricara Chief Black Cloud has had enough of the white man’s treachery and arranges a massacre of the settlers. Joe and his family are among those who are killed in the attack. Joe’s two children survive with George wandering off in shock and Kathy kidnapped by Black Cloud and raised as his own daughter and renamed Loana. Several years later George enlists in the Confederate Army, while Loana remains with the Indians trying to get the Indians and Whites to live in peace and to stop the hatred between the races. Casually the two children, now young adults, meet some years later and George realizes the pointlessness of war and of the resentment for the American natives. Finally the two sides come together but not before Loana is shot and dies.

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