Friday, 28 December 2012
Nero stars as Keoma, a half-breed who returns to his hometown after serving in the Civil War to find it under the control of a vicious gang, which includes his 3 brothers. They're pretty mean bastards as they force the sick townspeople into slave labour and treat women with the utmost disrespect to say the least. It's up to Keoma to save the day and restore order to the town with the help of an old friend.
Apparently, the script was binned before shooting and they all just kinda made this up as they went along. I can believe that to be the case as the dialogue isn't exactly going to win any awards. Furthermore, there's no real cohesion to the plot. It does however make up for those misdemeanours with raw emotion, bleak grittiness, impressive shots, beautiful landscapes, appropriate settings and some fine slow motion, action packed shootouts (the big shootout at the end is fantastic).
I recommend this movie strongly. In a genre that has spawned countless movies (including a lot of trash), this really stands out. Watch it now with all of the Django Unchained excitement in the air (Nero has a part in Tarantino's new 'Southern', I believe).