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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Italy / Spain, 1966 (MIFF 1997, Spaghetti al Leone)

Director: Sergio Leone

The final instalment of the Eastwood - Man With No Name trilogy takes place against a realistic reconstruction of the American Civil War as the 'Good' (a taciturn Clint Eastwood), the Bad' (reptilian Lee Van Cleef) and the 'Ugly (Eli Wallach playing the venal but stupid fall-guy) of the title seek a fortune which is hidden in an unmarked grave in a huge cemetery.

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