the final days of the Italian revolution a thief escapes from jail in
the chaos. He hooks up with a baker and they travel the streets of Milan
together, engulfed by the historic events. Unfortunately, the idealism
of the revolution quickly turns to hypocrisy, rape and murder.
the most significant thing about this film is it remains Dario Argento's
only non-horror (or non-thriller) project. And, as such, it has been
virtually lost over the years. But it is a remarkable project from Argento,
obviously influenced by his scriptwriting work on Sergio Leone's
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. While not a 'western,' it's very
close in concept. Set in Italy circa 1848, the film deals with the conflicting
interests of the Northern Italian rebels versus the Austrian oppressors
(with a sly jab at the Church and Pope).
Italian film with English subtitles, widescreen print (16:9); totally
uncut version (116 minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
for Mature Audiences