Django

Django (1966)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Spaghetti Western, Western Film  |   Release Date - Apr 5, 1966  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Django (/ˈdʒæŋɡoʊ/, JANG-goh) is a 1966 Italian-Spanish Spaghetti Western film directed and co-written by Sergio Corbucci, starring Franco Nero (in his breakthrough role) as the title character alongside Loredana Nusciak, José Bódalo, Ángel Álvarez and Eduardo Fajardo. The film follows a Union soldier-turned-drifter and his companion, a mixed-race prostitute, who become embroiled in a bitter, destructive feud between a Ku Klux Klan-esque gang of Confederate racists and a band of Mexican revolutionaries. Intended to capitalize on and rival the success of Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars, Corbucci's film is, like Leone's, considered to be a loose, unofficial adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo.

The film earned a reputation as one of the most violent films ever made at the time, and was subsequently refused a certificate in the United Kingdom until 1993, when it was issued an 18 certificate (the film was downgraded to a 15 certificate in 2004). A commercial success upon release, Django has garnered a large cult following outside of Italy and is widely regarded as one of the best films of the Spaghetti Western genre, with the direction, Nero's role, and Luis Bacalov's soundtrack most frequently being praised.

Although the name is referenced in over thirty "sequels" from the time of the film's release until the early 1970s in an effort to capitalize on the success of the original, most of these films were unofficial, featuring neither Corbucci nor Nero. Nero reprised his role as Django in 1987's Django Strikes Again, the only official sequel produced with Corbucci's involvement. Nero also made a cameo appearance in Quentin Tarantino's 2012 film Django Unchained, an homage to Corbucci's original. An English-language televised remake of Django is currently being developed as an Italian-French co-production, while John Sayles is working on a third official installment in the film series, with Nero reprising his role.

Movie Info

Box Office

$25,916

Themes

Tags

Coffin, Corbucci, Cult, Django Reinhardt, Nero Claudius Cæsar Augustus Germanicus, Spaghetti Western

Attributes

Based On: Yojimbo
Filming Location: Madrid, Spain

Alternate Titles

A Fistful of Dollars Part 2
JP
Cango'nun İntikamı
TR
Django
AR, AU, BR, CA, FI, FR, DE, HU, IR, IT, MX, PT, ES, GB, US
Django - den ensomme
NO
Django - Der lautlose Killer
DE
Django - hämnaren
FI
Django - Hevneren
NO
Django - kostaja
FI
Django - vestens hævner
DK
Django 1
CA
Jango
US
Nimeni on Django
FI
Wilderness Bodyguard Continued
JP
Γεύση από εκδίκηση
GR
Τζάνγκο, ο τρομοκράτης
GR
Τζάνγκο, ο τρομοκράτης του Πάσσο-Ντόμπλε
GR
Джанго
BG, RU
続・荒野の用心棒
JP
荒野大鏢客續集
TW