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171 Ratings

The Mercenary

Il mercenario

Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Spain, Italy, 1968


Opportunistic polish mercenary Kowalski forges a flimsy alliance with clueless revolutionary Paco in order to take down an abusive mine owner. Their different world views and objectives clash and things get personal when another mercenary, Curly, enters the picture.

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The Mercenary Directed by Sergio Corbucci

Critics reviews

Instead of the claustrophobic, gloomy and gruelling sadomasochism that characterises Corbucci’s Django (1966) or Il grande silenzio (The Great Silence, 1968), however, The Mercenary offers an epic canvas and joyous comedy to offset the brutality, as well as a winning bromance between taciturn mercenary Sergei ‘the Polack’ Kowalski and ebullient revolutionary Paco Roman.
June 27, 2018
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