Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This stylish English-language Mexican western was first shown in 1971 at the Venice Film Festival as Arde, and was re-edited (with some new shots added) and re-released in 1974 as Arde baby Arde, or Burn Baby Burn. It bears a closer kinship with contemporary Italian "spaghetti" westerns than with the more conventional American variety. The story, which contains some bizarre touches (including necrophilia) concerns the efforts of a father and his adopted son to find the things they most want in life. Though for the father, gold holds much allure, love is the son's beacon.
bad-guy, family, father, gold, good-guy, love, necrophilia, son