Face to Face (1967 film)
|Face to Face|
Japanese DVD cover for Faccia a faccia.
|Directed by||Sergio Sollima|
|Produced by||Alberto Grimaldi|
|Written by||Sergio Donati
|Story by||Sergio Sollima|
|Starring||Gian Maria Volonté
|Music by||Ennio Morricone|
|Edited by||Eugenio Alabiso|
Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA)
Arturo González Producciones Cinematográficas
|Distributed by||PEA (Italy)
Kino Lorber (US, Blu-ray/DVD)
|23 November 1967|
Face to Face (Italian: Faccia a faccia, Spanish title: Cara a cara) is a 1967 Italian spaghetti western film written and directed by Sergio Sollima. The film stars Gian Maria Volonté and Tomas Milian, and features a musical score by Ennio Morricone.
Face to Face is the second of Sollima's three westerns, following La resa dei conti ("The Big Gundown") and predating Corri, uomo, corri ("Run, Man, Run!"), a sequel to La resa dei conti. Milian stars in a lead role in all three films.
Professor Brad Fletcher (Volontè), a teacher from New England, leaves his job and travels to Texas due to his ill health. After arriving in the west, he ends up taken hostage by a wounded outlaw, Solomon "Beauregard" Bennet (Milian). Fletcher helps Bennet regain his health and manages to convince Bennet that he is more valuable to him alive than dead. Through their uneasy friendship, Fletcher takes an interest in the outlaw way of life. Instead of returning home, he decides to join the "Bennet's Raiders".
Fletcher's influence on Bennet soon causes the formerly cold-blooded killer to rethink his violent behaviour, whereas Fletcher's transformation from a peaceful professor to a confident and greedy criminal makes him break his own moral codes. Due to his intellect and ambition, Fletcher becomes a key member of the gang and soon challenges Bennet for the leader's position. After proving his worth in a duel, Fletcher plans and executes his first bank robbery. After one of the gang members turns out to be Charlie Siringo (William Berger), a Pinkerton detective, Fletcher and Bennet find out there is a vigilante group after them.
- Tomas Milian as Solomon 'Beauregard' Bennett
- Gian Maria Volonté as Professor Brad Fletcher
- William Berger as Charlie Siringo
- Jolanda Modio as Maria
- Gianni Rizzo as Williams
- Carole André as Cattle Annie
- Ángel del Pozo as Maximilian de Winton
- Aldo Sambrell as Zachary Chase
- Nello Pazzafini as Vance
- José Torres as Aaron Chase
- Linda Veras as Fair Woman with Fletcher
- Federico Boido as Sheriff of Purgatory City
- Broughton, Lee. "The Sergio Sollima Italo-Western Box: The Big Gundown, Face to Face & Run Man Run". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2006-12-25.
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