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'''Keoma''' (Italy [[:Category:1976|1976]], Director: [[Enzo G. Castellari]])
 
'''Keoma''' (Italy [[:Category:1976|1976]], Director: [[Enzo G. Castellari]])
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'''Contents:'''
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* [[/DVD|Available DVDs]]
 
* [[/DVD|Available DVDs]]
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* [[/BluRay|Available BluRays]]
 
* [[/OST|Soundtrack]]
 
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* [[Keoma Review|Film Review (Scherpschutter)]]
 
* [[Keoma Review|Film Review]]
 
* [[Keoma Review|Film Review]]
* [http://planet.spaghetti-western.net/and-then-came-keoma/ Film review]
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* [[And then came Keoma]]
* [http://www.spaghetti-western.net/forum/index.php/topic,340.0.html Forum Thread]
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*'''Runtime:''' 101 min
 
*'''Runtime:''' 101 min
 
*'''Release Date:''' 25.11.1976
 
*'''Release Date:''' 25.11.1976
 
== Also known as ==
 
== Also known as ==
Django’s Great Return (U.S.A.) | Desperado (U.S.A.) |  Keoma the Avenger (U.S.A.) | Keoma - Melodie des Sterbens (Germany) | Coolman Keoma (Germany) | Keoma - Ein Mann wie ein Tornado (Germany) | Keoma - Das Lied des Todes (Germany) | Mon nom est Keoma (France) | Keoma il vendicatore (Italy) | Med Satan i Halarna (Sweden) | Keoma – han kom för att hämnas (Sweden) | Caramba (Finland) | Caramba – paholainen kannoilla (Finland) | Django Rides Again | The Violent Breed | Keoma (Czech Republic)
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Django’s Great Return (Germany) | Keoma - Melodie des Sterbens (Germany) | Coolman Keoma (Germany) | Keoma - Ein Mann wie ein Tornado (Germany) | Keoma - Das Lied des Todes (Germany) | Desperado (U.S.A.) |  Keoma the Avenger (U.S.A.) | Django Rides Again (France) | Mon nom est Keoma (France) | Keoma il vendicatore (Italy) | Med Satan i Halarna (Sweden) | Keoma – han kom för att hämnas (Sweden) | Caramba (Finland) | Caramba – paholainen kannoilla (Finland) | The Violent Breed (U.K.) | Keoma - The Violent Breed (U.K.) | Keoma (Czech Republic) | حماسه کئوما (Iran)
  
 
== Cast and Crew ==
 
== Cast and Crew ==
*'''Cast:''' [[:Category:Franco_Nero|Franco Nero]] (Keoma), [[:Category:Woody_Strode|Woody Strode]] (George), [[:Category:William_Berger|William Berger]] (William Shannon), [[:Category:Donald_O'Brien |Donald O'Brien]] (Caldwell), Olga Karlatos (Lisa), Orso Maria Guerrini (Butch Shannon), Gabriella Giacobbe (Witch), Antonio Marsina (Lenny Shannon), Gianni Loffredo (as John Loffredo)(Sam Shannon), Leon Lenor (doctor), Joshua Sinclair, Leonardo Scavino, Wolfango Soldati (soldier), Massimo Vanni (soldier), Victoria Zinny (brothel owner), Alfio Caltabiano, Giovanni Cianfriglia (as Ken Wood)(Shannon henchman), Domenico Cianfriglia (Shannon henchman), Roberto Dell'Acqua (Shannon henchman), Angelo Ragusa (Shannon henchman), Riccardo Pizzuti (gunmnan), Pierangelo Civera (plague victim)
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*'''Cast:''' [[:Category:Franco_Nero|Franco Nero]] (Keoma Shannon / Django), [[:Category:William_Berger|William Berger]] (William Shannon), Olga Karlatos (Liza Farrow), Orso Maria Guerrini (Butch Shannon), Gabriella Giacobbe (witch), Antonio Marsina (Lenny Shannon), Joshua Sinclair [as John Loffredo](Sam Shannon), [[:Category:Donald_O'Brien |Donal O'Brien]] [as Donald O'Brian](Caldwell), Leonardo Scavino [as Leon Lenor](doctor), Wolfango Soldati (Caldwell henchman), Victoria Zinny (brothel owner), Alfio Caltabiano (Clay, Caldwell henchman), [[:Category:Woody_Strode|Woody Strode]] (George)
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*Also with: Massimo Vanni (Caldwell henchman), Giovanni Cianfriglia (Caldwell henchman), Franco Ukmar (Caldwell henchman), Antonio Basile (Caldwell henchman), Roberto Dell'Acqua (Caldwell henchman), Riccardo Pizzuti (Caldwell henchman), Giovanni Ukmar (Caldwell henchman), Sergio Ukmar (Caldwell henchman), Roberto Messina (Caldwell henchman), Giglio Gigli (Caldwell henchman), Armando Bottin (Caldwell henchman), Augusto Funari (Caldwell henchman), Pierangelo Civera (plague victim), Sergio Ruggeri (saloon patron), Domenico Cianfriglia (Shannon henchman), Angelo Ragusa (Shannon henchman)
  
*'''Story''' Luigi Montefiore
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*'''Story:''' [[Catagory:George Eastman|George Eastman]] [as Luigi Montefiore]
 
*'''Screenplay:''' Mino Roli, Nico Ducci, Luigi Montefiori, Enzo Girolami
 
*'''Screenplay:''' Mino Roli, Nico Ducci, Luigi Montefiori, Enzo Girolami
*'''Cinematography:''' Aiace Parolin [Eastmancolor, Cinemascope 2,35:1]
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*'''Dialogue:''' Joshua Sinclair [uncredited]
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*'''Cinematography:''' Aiace Parolin [Eastmancolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
 
*'''Music:''' [[:Category:De Angelis(Guido & Maurizio)|Guido & Maurizio De Angelis]]
 
*'''Music:''' [[:Category:De Angelis(Guido & Maurizio)|Guido & Maurizio De Angelis]]
*'''Songs:''' “Keoma” sung by Susan Duncan Smith & Cesare De Natale (as [[:Category:Sybil & Guy|Sybil & Guy]]), “In Front of My Desperation” sung by Cesare De Natale (as Guy)
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*'''Songs:''' “Keoma” sung by Susan Duncan Smith & Cesare De Natale [as [[:Category:Sybil & Guy|Sybil & Guy]]], “In Front of My Desperation” sung by Cesare De Natale [as Guy]
 
*'''Producer:''' Manolo Bolognini
 
*'''Producer:''' Manolo Bolognini
  
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[[Category:1976]][[Category:Italy]]
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[[Category:Sybil & Guy]][[Category:Twilight Spaghetti Westerns]]
[[Category:Donald O'Brien]]
 
[[Category:Woody Strode]]
 
[[Category:Alfio Caltabiano]]
 
[[Category:Riccardo Pizzuti]]  
 
[[Category:Giovanni Cianfriglia]]
 
[[Category:Roberto Dell'Acqua]]  
 
[[Category:Nico Ducci]]
 
[[Category:Mino Roli]]
 
[[Category:Carlo Simi]]
 
[[Category:Sybil & Guy]]
 
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Latest revision as of 22:07, 9 July 2017

Keoma (Italy 1976, Director: Enzo G. Castellari)

  • Runtime: 101 min
  • Release Date: 25.11.1976

Also known as

Django’s Great Return (Germany) | Keoma - Melodie des Sterbens (Germany) | Coolman Keoma (Germany) | Keoma - Ein Mann wie ein Tornado (Germany) | Keoma - Das Lied des Todes (Germany) | Desperado (U.S.A.) | Keoma the Avenger (U.S.A.) | Django Rides Again (France) | Mon nom est Keoma (France) | Keoma il vendicatore (Italy) | Med Satan i Halarna (Sweden) | Keoma – han kom för att hämnas (Sweden) | Caramba (Finland) | Caramba – paholainen kannoilla (Finland) | The Violent Breed (U.K.) | Keoma - The Violent Breed (U.K.) | Keoma (Czech Republic) | حماسه کئوما (Iran)

Cast and Crew

  • Cast: Franco Nero (Keoma Shannon / Django), William Berger (William Shannon), Olga Karlatos (Liza Farrow), Orso Maria Guerrini (Butch Shannon), Gabriella Giacobbe (witch), Antonio Marsina (Lenny Shannon), Joshua Sinclair [as John Loffredo](Sam Shannon), Donal O'Brien [as Donald O'Brian](Caldwell), Leonardo Scavino [as Leon Lenor](doctor), Wolfango Soldati (Caldwell henchman), Victoria Zinny (brothel owner), Alfio Caltabiano (Clay, Caldwell henchman), Woody Strode (George)
  • Also with: Massimo Vanni (Caldwell henchman), Giovanni Cianfriglia (Caldwell henchman), Franco Ukmar (Caldwell henchman), Antonio Basile (Caldwell henchman), Roberto Dell'Acqua (Caldwell henchman), Riccardo Pizzuti (Caldwell henchman), Giovanni Ukmar (Caldwell henchman), Sergio Ukmar (Caldwell henchman), Roberto Messina (Caldwell henchman), Giglio Gigli (Caldwell henchman), Armando Bottin (Caldwell henchman), Augusto Funari (Caldwell henchman), Pierangelo Civera (plague victim), Sergio Ruggeri (saloon patron), Domenico Cianfriglia (Shannon henchman), Angelo Ragusa (Shannon henchman)
  • Story: George Eastman [as Luigi Montefiore]
  • Screenplay: Mino Roli, Nico Ducci, Luigi Montefiori, Enzo Girolami
  • Dialogue: Joshua Sinclair [uncredited]
  • Cinematography: Aiace Parolin [Eastmancolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
  • Songs: “Keoma” sung by Susan Duncan Smith & Cesare De Natale [as Sybil & Guy], “In Front of My Desperation” sung by Cesare De Natale [as Guy]
  • Producer: Manolo Bolognini

Synopsis

Franco Nero plays Keoma, a half-Indian, who returns home from the Civil War. He discovers that the town nearby is plague ridden and unscrupulous Donald O'Brian types are using this as an excuse to keep the town under their tyranical control. Keoma rescues a pregnant woman from being sent to the camp with all the plague victims, which makes him somewhat unpopular with the town's more evil elements. In addition, he comes into conflict with his brothers who are siding with the aforementioned evil elements.

Comment

Alternating between dullness and brilliance, between monstrously kitsch and deeper allegorical meaning, Keoma was the last hurrah of the SW at a point when the genre was already dead. With its twilight images and its apocalyptical themes, Keoma became the eponym of these so called twilight SWs (not to be confused with the American twilight westerns about the dying of the west), which marked the last desperate attempts to make a last serious SW when the rule of the day was the parody and the comedy. But even the success of Keoma couldn't retrieve the interest of the audience for more than this particular film. In parts fascinating, Keoma was the most ambitious and also the best of Castellari's SWs, which garnered a cult following up to today.

by Stanton

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