Matalo !

a.k.a. Kill Him

‘Mαtalo!

(1970)

 

Ray - Lou Castel

 

Burt - Corrado Pani

 

 

Antonio Salines     

Claudia Gravy

     Luis Dαvila

 

Directed by - Cesare Canevari

 

Kills:

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other - ††††† ††††† †††

 

Reviewed version - Wild East

A small group of bandits hides out in a deserted ghost town after they have robbed a chest of gold. Two unfortunate travellers end up in the same town and gets in trouble with the bandits.

Having a reputation of being one of the strangest Spaghetti Westerns ever, I was a bit dissapointed. The strangest thing in the movie is Mario Migliardi's music. Sure it has some other strange elements also, like boomerangs and excessive torturing, not the physical violence that much but the time used to portray it. Also great camera work adds some to the strange feeling, the camera movements and angles is actually the best in the movie. The storyline is slim and feels dragged out at times, even boring but still kept my interest. Didn't left me any eager to re-watch it in the near future though. Not as strange as I expected, but every SW fan should see it because of it's reputation and make up your own mind. This one could divide opinions from love to hate.

 

Some dialogue:

Ray: "-I don't know nothing about guns or rifles, because I've been thought other ways to fight."

 

 

 

 

16 December 2006