Una Nuvola di Polvere... un Grido di Morte... Arriva Sartana
1970 / 99m - Italy
Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming poster


August 09, 2021


I haven't seen too many spaghetti westerns beyond the Leone ones, so it's actually quite interesting to be able to dig beyond the obvious names. I think it's fair to say that I'll never turn into a big western fan, but Carnimeo did have some nice surprises, which made the finale more bearable.

Sartana helps out a gambler who has been wrongfully accused. He breaks him out of prison, and together they escape to Mansfield, chasing a lost treasure. The people in Mansfield aren't very friendly though and Sartana feels something isn't quite right, but the money calls to him.

For the most part, this is a pretty basic western, only everyone is speaking Italian. It's a bit odd at first, but I got used to it soon enough. The finale had some quirkier elements, not something I'd expected, but they certainly brightened up the film. Not enough to make it a truly enjoyable experience, but it certainly made it less boring than other westerns I've seen.