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Face to Face

1967 1h 42m Western List
Reviews 82% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
A former schoolteacher (Gian Maria Volonte) nurses a wounded outlaw (Thomas Milian) back to health, then joins his gang. Read More Read Less

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Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com It features more nuanced characterizations in its complex narrative structure than is usually evident in other titles of the era. Rated: 3/5 Oct 21, 2020 Full Review Alberto Abuín Espinof 'Face to face' says something very contemporary. [Full Review in Spanish] Apr 28, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member One of the best Westerns ever made and a fantastic allegory for the rise of fascism. Jean Maria Volonte's best work. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member There was Sergio Leonne, Sergio Corbucci, and Sergio Sollima. All three directed Italian Westerns (Spaghetti Westerns). Sollima directed this film that has some political undertones. Tubercular history Professor Brad Fletcher (Gian Maria Volonte) head to the American Southwest (played by the Alameria desert in Spain) and encounters notorious outlaw Solomon Bennett AKA Beauregard. The two men eventually become friends and Fletcher joins Beauregard's gang. A funny thing happens, Fletcher becomes more violent and less civilized while Beauregard begins to question his violent ways. William Berger, the sole Yank in the cast, plays Charley Siringo, an undercover Pinkerton's man who infiltrates the gang. Once Beauregard is captured, the smarter and now totally amoral Fletcher takes over the "Hole-in-the-Wall" type refuge and imposes an almost fascistic rule over the dropouts and misfits their while he dreams of changing history with a an army of outlaws. Its a very entertaining example of the Spaghetti E=Western at the height of the genre's creative peak and the performances are excellent and the film is well shot, capturing the dust and grime of the desert. Ennio Morricone did the soundtrack. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Due to health reasons a sick professor moves to the west and becomes involved with a gang of outlaws. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Dopplegangers, fate, the seductive nature of power & violence--All Star Spaghetti!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Due to health reasons a sick professor moves to the west and becomes involved with a gang of outlaws. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A powerful political and moral allegory presented as a solid slice of spaghetti western "artertainment," Sollima's "FaF" rivals the best of the other two Sergios' work (Corbucci and Leone). Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A former schoolteacher (Gian Maria Volonte) nurses a wounded outlaw (Thomas Milian) back to health, then joins his gang.
Director
Sergio Sollima
Screenwriter
Sergio Sollima, Sergio Donati
Genre
Western
Original Language
Italian
Release Date (DVD)
Aug 18, 2015
Runtime
1h 42m