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FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE

Italy / Germany / Spain, 1965 (MIFF 1997, Spaghetti al Leone)

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.

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