Once Upon a Time in the West

Dir: Sergio Leone
Cast: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale
167mins   1968   Italy/USA   12A   Italian, Spanish   

In Sergio Leone's epic Western, a revenge story becomes an epic contemplation of the Western past. A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. As in his Dollars trilogy, Leone transforms the standard Western plot through the visual impact of widescreen landscapes and the figures therein. Leone's operatic masterwork, worthy of its legend-making title.

'The Everest of the 1968 spaghetti western is a violent, poetic elegy.' - Philip French, The Observer

Screened as part of Depot's Leone/Morricone trilogy, including The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and A Fistful of Dynamite.




Sun 29 April