Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spaghetti Western Night in Amsterdam

The latest in the Selection of Kool Cinema OT301

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Tuesday, March 15, 2011 starting at 8:30 p.m.

Django (1966) by Sergio Corbucci (the original uncut version, in Italian)
Keoma (1976) by Enzo G. Castellari

Django is an early spaghetti western and Keoma was one of the last ones.

The violent and nasty Django will be shown in it's uncut original (Italian spoken) version. This film by ‘The Other Sergio' (Sergio Corbucci) is perhaps even more representative of the genre than Sergio Leone's westerns. It made Franco Nero a superstar in Europe and it had a profound impact on the Italian movie industry. It spawned more than 30 unofficial sequels (some actually quite interesting) that had nothing to do with the original film. Nero returned years after the Italo-western hype in the quasi-official sequel in '87, which bombed.

In many countries Keoma was promoted as “Django Rides Again”, but it is a completely different film. Shot by the poor man's Peckinpah Enzo G. Castellari, this baroque, weird and pulpy western has shades of - don't be startled - Peckinpah, Bergman, Pasolini, Shakespeare and The Bible.

Director Martin Koolhoven appears Tuesday, March 15 in his last introduction Cinema OT301 (Amsterdam). Tickets cost 4 euros. No Reservations, so come early!

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