Once Upon a Time in the West

Sergio Leone, USA, Italy, Spain, 1968o

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This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and her land.

Sergio Leone's masterpiece. In Once Upon a Time in the West, Leone pulls together all the themes, characterizations, visuals, humor, and musical experiments of the three "Dollars" films and comes up with a true epic western. It is a stunning, operatic film of breadth, detail, and stature that deserves to be considered among the greatest westerns ever made.

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Leones Film erzeugt Atmosphäre nicht nur durch die geradezu mythisch wirkenden Einstellungen oder durch den Wechsel von urplötzlich hereinbrechenden Aktionen und quälendem Stillstand der stets auf irgendetwas wartenden Figuren. In diesem Film liegt immer etwas Unausgesprochenes, Vergangenes, Unsichtbares in der Luft, und der Bote dieser sagen wir: metaphysischen Sphäre ist stets die Musik oder das Geräusch.

Wolfgang Sandner

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Movie Datao

Original title
C'era una volta il West
Other titles
Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod DE
Il était une fois dans l'Ouest FR
Genre
Western
Running time
175 Min.
Original language
English
Ratings
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ØYour rating8.5/10
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8.5 (346956)
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Critics:
< 3 votes

Cast & Crewo

Henry FondaFrank
Claudia CardinaleJill McBain
Jason RobardsCheyenne
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