A peculiar spaghetti western, where the desire for revenge has to duel with a series of moral doubts
Inspired by the great classic Shane, it reveals a brooding melancholy rarely seen in the genre
A title that deserves to be re-watched, rediscovered and re-evaluated
If there is one theme that the spaghetti western has an obsession with, it is revenge. A dish served up in all manner of temperatures, but for the most part relentless, unhesitating and bloody. At first, Vendo cara la pelle appears to slot right into this tradition, however after the protagonist proves his ability to rain hellfire on his enemies, he meets a widow and her young son and faces a dilemma: what if a life of anger is the wrong path? The behaviour of one of the bad guys, who repents and turns to a life of prayer in a convent, further complicates the situation: Clearly inspired by the great classic Shane (1951), it is a western with a sense of brooding melancholy. Directed by Ettore Maria Fizzarotti, best known for his work in the musicarello genre, and with the wonderful photography of Stelvio Massi, it is a film worth re-watching, rediscovering and re-evaluating.
The sole purpose of life for a young gunslinger is to seek revenge on the bad guys who slaughtered his family. He meets a widow and her son, and his priorities change. However, evil is waiting in ambush and his reaction will be inevitable.