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|The Last Round|
Actors: Luc Merenda, Carlos Monzón, Mariangela Giordano, Gianni Dei, Giampiero Albertini
Director: Stelvio Massi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
THE LAST ROUND is a gritty, violent updating of A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS and FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE. Former middleweight boxing champion Carlos Monzón stars as a drifter who arrives in town with nothing but a music box and pi... more »
Il Conto E Chiuso
Book Buff | London, UK | 01/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is a truly awakening introduction to mafia life, as well as a human study of love, power and revenge. Though the music seems a bit overdone in the beginning, and not as grabbing as it could be to do credit to the rest of the movie. Luc Merenda is completely believable as the head of the Manzetti clan, truly outshining his supposed rival, the head of the Belmondo family.
Carlos Monzon is also surprisingly believable as the leading character, considering he was first and foremost a boxer (who retired undefeated). His character is touching and sympathetic.
All scenes are done with a reminiscent attention to detail, and even the violent rape scenes are done tastefully enough to show the horrid reality of rape without being overly crude or pornographic.
This is a heavy film to watch, but the gritty feeling left with you after immersing yourself in a corrupt and dangerous world is not beaten by the satisfaction of watching a truly great movie."