A BULLET FOR THE GENERAL
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El Chuncho/Quién sabe?
(1966, Damiano Damiani) After a spectacular train robbery, Gian-Maria Volontè (Fistful of Dollars) finds he’s got a new partner in dapperly arrogant gringo Lou Castel in running guns to legendary General Jaime Fernández, with Klaus Kinski as bandito “El Santo.” HD.
♫ Music by Ennio Morricone
"Economical yet expansive, making analytic, almost Eisensteinian use of close-ups, Damiani's lone Western is a movie of considerable brio; it opens with a train ambush and a half-hour of nonstop shooting and never lets up."
– J. Hoberman, Film Comment
“A spaghetti Western on a par with Leone's. It shares Volonté and Kinski with For a Few Dollars More, and Luis Bacalov's haunting score was 'supervised' by Ennio Morricone, but the politics are more radical than anything Leone stood for (it ends with a ringing call to arms: 'Don't buy bread, buy dynamite!')”
– Tom Charity, Time Out (London)
“Probably the best political Italian Western… Damiani’s slow-paced direction is very effective.”
– Phil Hardy
"One of the more visceral spaghettis, all dusty hair matted to sweaty faces and shrieking bullets racking up huge body counts, and the ending is zestily anti-American."
– Justin Stewart, The L Magazine