800 Bullets
(800 balas)

Screening on Film
Directed by Alex de la Iglesia.
With Sancho Gracia, Ángel de Andrés, Carmen Maura.
Spain, 2002, 35mm, color, 124 min.
Spanish/English/Italian with English subtitles.
Print source: TLA Releasing

De la Iglesia's homage to the Spaghetti Western gives the storied genre a typically perverse twist as he sets his action in "Hollywood, Texas," a Western-themed amusement park that has fallen on hard times.  When Laura (Almodovar regular Carmen Maura) learns her son Carlos has run away to the park (where his grandfather stages gunfights for tourists), she decides to get revenge by buying out the property for Euro Disney. Unwilling to give up their way of life, the 'cowboys' decide to fight back the only way they know: Wild West style! – Brattle Theatre

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