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An Old West style lone gunman (Franco Nero) enters a decaying
warehouse, coolly smoking a cigarillo, his hand never straying too far
from the handgun in his holster, and he gives the impression as if he was
waiting for someone for a final shoot-out ... but nobody comes.
Eventually, and out of the blue, he pulls his gun and fires ... and the
bullet ricochets from wall after wall after wall until he hits him
straight in the heart. In dying, a drawing falls out of the gunmans hand
that depicts the exact course of the bullet to ricochet off each wall just
right to ultimately hit him ...
L'Ultimo Pistolero is
basically the perfect epilogue to the spaghetti Western, a genre that has
long run its course, starring one of its undoubtedly biggest stars and set
to easily recognizable vintage Ennio Morricone. But the film is a loving
swansong to the genre, it's beautifully and atmospherically shot, and it
uses its slow pace to heighten its tension just like the best of the
spaghetti Westerns did. Plus it has a rather unexpected and welcomely
ironic ending that justifies its title.