11/16/2020 10:00 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater
Italy/Germany 1972 112 min German version
by Michele Lupo
Script: Roberto Leoni, Nico Ducci, Michele Lupo, Mino Roli, DoP: Tonino Delli Colli, Editor: Antonietta Zita, Music: Ennio Morricone, Production: Paramount-Orion Filmproduktion, Verona Produzione, Producers: Manolo Bolognini, Marina Cicogna, Cast: Kirk Douglas, Giuliano Gemma, Florinda Bolkan, Wolfgang Preiss
In co-operation with Terza Visione – Festival of Italian Genre Film and in memory of recently departed cinema legends Kirk Douglas and Ennio Morricone.
Michele Lupo, born in Corleone/Italy in 1932, died in Rome in 1989, entered the film business as an assistant editor and after a short time received offers as an assistant director. In this function he was involved in over a dozen films. From 1962, he began making his own films, at first mainly the then very popular sandal films, and from the mid-1960s increasingly also Italo-Western, crime films and comedies. Between 1978 and 1982, he made five films with Bud Spencer, after which he retired from the cinema.
Filmography (selection): 1962 COLOSSUS OF THE ARENA, 1972 THE MASTER TOUCH, 1981 BUDDY GOES WEST