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Dans la Poussiere du Soleil

Alternative title
Lust in the Sun
Synopsis
Feature film spaghetti-Western based on Hamlet. As he lays dying, killed by his brother Joe, Willie Hawk asks his son, Hawk, to revenge his death. Hawk’s meditative nature lead the townsfolk to think him slightly mad. His mother, Gertie, who has an incestuous love for Hawk, is forced into a marriage with Joe to get his money. Maria, the sheriff’s daughter, loves Joe but is rejected. Joe and his gang raid the Swann ranch and Joe and Gertie house the bereaved family. Hawk asks the Goldoni Acting Troupe to stage a play ‘The Death of the King’ about his father’s murder and the gang breaks up in disarray. Hawk accidentally kills the sheriff who is trying to arrest Joe, believing him to be his uncle. In a shoot-out, Hawk, Joe, Ken (Maria’s brother) and Gertie are all killed.
Language
French (Standard)
Country
Spain; France
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1971
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); westerns; Travelling players

Credits

Director
Richard Balducci
Cinematographer
Tadasu G. Suzuki
Screenplay
Richard Balducci
Music
Francis Lai
Cast
Bob Cunningham 
Daniel Beretta 
Karin Meier 
Manuel Otero 
Maria Schell 

Production Company

Name

Kerfrance Production

Archive

Name

Archives Francaises du Film du Centre National De La Cinematographie (CNC)

Email
AFF@cnc.fr
Web
http://www.cnc/fr External site opens in new window
Phone
+33-1 3014 8000
Address
7bis Rue A, Turpault, F-78395
Bois D’Arcy
France
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