The Spaghetti Western Rides Again: Cemetery Without Crosses (Cimitero senza croci)

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Sunday, January 27, 1:00 PM. The Guild - 3405 Central Ave NE - Albuquerque, NM. $5 Admission when you ask for the Italian Festival’s rate. Dir. Robert Hossein - 1969 - 90m - Italy. In Italian with English Subtitles. SPECIAL INTRO BY LOCAL FILM HISTORIAN/JOURNALIST JEFF BERG -one show only.

Inspired by the international success of the Dollars trilogy, and dedicated to director Sergio Leone, Cemetery Without Crosses offers a French spin on the Spaghetti Western formula thanks to its star and creator, Robert Hossein.

After her husband is lynched by bandits, Maria seeks revenge and turns to an old friend, Manuel (played by director Robert Hossein), for help. A solitary figure who lives in a ghost town and dons a single black glove before each gunfight, Manuel is initially reluctant but soon infiltrates the widow's enemies to force a showdown.

Cemetery Without Crosses is a darker breed of Western, bleak and melancholy in tone amid the explosive set pieces. It also boasts an outstanding score by composer Andre Hossein (father of Robert) and the catchiest of themes, sung by cult figure Scott Walker.

SOURCE: Italy in New Mexico

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