Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Requiem for Billy the Kid

Requiem por Billy el Nino – Spanish title
Requiem for Billy the Kid – English title

A 2006 French, U.S.A. co-production [Cargo Films (Paris), New Western Films (Hollywood)]
Producer: Jean-Jacques Beineix, Carine Leblanc
Director: Anne Feinsilber
Story: Anne Feinsilber, Jean-Christophe Cavallin
Screenplay: Anne Feinsilber, Jean-Christophe Cavallin
Cinematography: Patrick Ghiringhelli [Fujicolor]
Music: Claire Diterzi
Running time: 90 minutes

French narrator – Arthur H. (Arthur Higelin)
English narrator - Kris Kristofferson

Requiem for Billy the Kid recounts the life of Billy the Kid. The premise of the film is an investigation into the often-challenged circumstances that led to the death of the 21-year old outlaw in the hands of sheriff Pat Garrett on July 14, 1881. As we follow the modern sheriff on camera, off camera Billy the Kid, played by Kris Kristofferson, gives his own account of the events. Part poetic evocation, part road-movie, Requiem for Billy the Kid is essentially homage to the western genre and to the people who today still live up to that life.

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