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Monday, 7 September 2015

The Inglorious Bastards (1978)

France, 1944. A small group of escaped military prisoners attempt to make it to the Swiss border by going through German occupied countryside.
It's been described as the Dirtier Dozen, and even though there's significantly less than a dozen of them it's a label that fits well.
Castellari spends time characterising his anti-heroes, giving them more depth than is usual for this type of production. The men, including Fred Williamson with obligatory chomping cigar, are 'take what you can get' kind of guys, but for some of them the taking is sweeter if it's earned.
The action scenes are plentiful and always entertaining.

4 indecorous replacements out of 5

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