Overview

The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio, 1968), or The Big Silence, is an Italian spaghetti western. The movie features a score by Ennio Morricone and stars Jean-Louis Trintignant as Silence, a mute gunfighter with a grudge against bounty hunters, assisting a group of outlawed Mormons and a woman trying to avenge her husband (one of the outlaws). They are set against a group of ruthless bounty hunters, led by Loco (Klaus Kinski). It is one of Corbucci's better known movies. Unlike most conventional and spaghetti westerns, The Great Silence takes place in the snow-filled landscapes of Utah during the Great Blizzard of 1899.

  1. Sergio Corbucci

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Vittoriano Petrilli

    Screenplay

  3. Bruno Corbucci

    Screenplay

  4. Mario Amendola

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jean-Louis Trintignant

    Jean-Louis Trintignant

    Silence

  2. Klaus Kinski

    Klaus Kinski

    Loco (Tigrero)

  3. Frank Wolff

    Frank Wolff

    Sheriff Burnett

  4. Luigi Pistilli

    Luigi Pistilli

    Pollicut

  5. Vonetta McGee

    Vonetta McGee

    Pauline

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The Great Silence
The Great Silence

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Original Title Il grande silenzio

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 19, 1968
    Theatrical

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Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 40m

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