Director: Sergio Leone
A major artistic advance on A Fistful Of Dollars, and boasting a larger budget, the middle section of the Dollars trilogy depicts Eastwood as the nameless professional bounty hunter who forms a highly competitive and duplicitous alliance with Colonel Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), an enigmatic ex-soldier. They are both pursuing El Indio (Gian Maria Volonte), a notorious bandit and, apart from the obvious lure of a lucrative reward, a personal revenge motive is gradually revealed in a series of flashbacks, a stylistic device that would become a recurrent motif in Leone's work.
Hong Kong, 2004
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