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Che c'entriamo noi con la rivoluzione

From The Spaghetti Western Database

Che c'entriamo noi con la rivoluzione? (Italy, Spain 1972 / Director: Sergio Corbucci)

Also known as

Bete, Amigo (Germany) | ¿Qué nos importa la revolución? (Spain) | Mais qu'est ce que je viens foutre au milieu de cette revolution? (France) | What Am I Doing in the Middle of a Revolution? (U.S.A.)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Vittorio Gassman (Guido Guidi), Paolo Villaggio (Don Albino Moncalieri), Riccardo Garrone (Peppino), Leo Anchoriz (Pablo Carrasco), Eduardo Fajardo (Colonel Herrero), Rosanna Yanni (Rosanna), Diana Sorel, Vi­ctor Israel (Augusto, actor), Simon Arriaga (play extra, Carrasco bandit), Jose Canalejas (Carrasco bandit), Lorenzo Robledo (Mexican Captain), Carmen Pericolo (Carmen, actress), Valentin Torros, Rafael Albaicín (Carrasco bandit), Ricardo Lillo (white haired actor), José Riesgo (Mexican sergeant), Florentino Alonso (young soldier aiding Albino ?), Antonio Padillo, Antonio Sanchez, Ernesto Vañes
  • Screenplay: Sergio Corbucci, Massimo Franciosa, Sabatino Ciuffini (idea by Sergio Corbucci)
  • Cinematography: Alejandro Ulloa [Eastmancolor - Panoramico 1,66:1]
  • Music: Ennio Morricone
  • Producer: Mario Cecchi Gori

Synopsis

The third-class actor Guido Guidi and the Padre Albino get caught in the turmoil of the revolution, mainly due to Giudi's impertinent behaviour. Despite being often at odds, they become friends and unintentionally foil the plans of General Herrero.

Comment

Corbucci's third revolution western (after The Mercenary (1968) and Companeros (1970) ) uses a flashback style similar to its predecessors, but is otherwise quite different. The gringos here are two average Italians who are hardly good for typical SW heroes.

The many interesting ideas of the plot are realised without any greater enthusiasm, so that the film plods along quite unexcitingly, as does Morricone's lazy soundtrack, which varies only a few well-known simple guitar motifs. Still worth a look for being uncommon.

by Stanton

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