Goût de la violence, Le

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Le goût de la violence (France · West Germany · Italy 1961 / Director: Robert Hossein)

Also known as

Febbre di rivolta (Italy) | Haut für Haut (Germany) | El sabor de la violence (Spain) | De smaak van het geweld (Belgium) | I dipsa tis vias (Greece) | O Gosto Da Violência (Brazil) | The Taste of Violence
Taste of Violence movie poster


A revolutionary leader holds up a train to kidnap the daughter of the president wanting to trade her for fifty of his fellow revolutionaries held prisoner by the federal army. Along with two of his lieutenants, he traverses the hostile country to bring the girl to the revolutionary headquarters where very soon the three men fall out.


  • Cast: Robert Hossein (Perez), Giovanna Ralli (Maria), Mario Adorf (Chamaco), Madeleine Robinson (Bianca), Hans H. Neubert (Chico), Dany Jacquet (Isa)
  • Also with: Petar Dobric (Paco), Mate Ergovic (Diego)
  • Director: Robert Hossein
  • Story: Claude Desailly, Robert Hossein, Louis Martin, Jules Roy
  • Screenplay: Claude St. Desailly, Robert Hossein, Louis Martin, Dany Jacquet, Hans Neubert, Jules Roy
  • Cinematography: Jacques Robin [black & white - Dyaliscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: André Hossein
  • Song: "Poderoso senor" sung by Severiano Alvarez
  • Producer: Alain Podre, Ralph Baum



This movie is not technically a western per se as it takes place in an unnamed Latin American country, not specifically Mexico or the southwest of today's United States.

Versions and runtimes

  • Runtime: 84 Min

Release Dates

  • August 11, 1961 (West Germany)
  • December 15, 1961 (Italy)

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