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Author Topic: One Way / La Faccia Violenta di New York (Jorge Darnell, 1973)  (Read 2528 times)

AlbertoSordi

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Director Jorge Darnell made about a handful of films (and most of those in Mexico) but here we have what looks like a genuine Italian-Mexican co-oproduction. Most of the crew is Italian and the cast features a trio of 70's regulars, Mimsy Farmer, Luigi Pistilli and Fernando Rey - all whom turn in some really great performances, and a nice soundtrack from il maestro Riz Ortolani.

IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0171304/reference

Sergio Fuentes is a bored fisherman who decides to take the dangerous trip across the border into the USA and see what life is like on the other side... Cynical and downbeat just about every step of the way, life for immigrants in 1970's New York is as brutal as it gets with everyone looking to beat up or exploit a Mexican.

Having endured a year of Mexican bashing from Mr. Trump on TV I think this film is more relevant than ever. There are also some great location shots of what I'm guessing is 42nd St, complete with cinema marquees  :P







Based on some simple web searches this one seems to have passed just about everyone's radar - probably because, until now, we only had an old Italian VHS or an even more obscure N. American release also on VHS (Monterey Video) which I've not seen any trace of.

Luckily, Minerva/RARO come to the rescue posting the film in HD 1080p (possibly, either way it looks great) on their channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnG01r4oSyw&t=867s

 
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mondomedia

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wow - thank you for the link! do you know where I can the Subs for the film?
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AlbertoSordi

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I'll send them to you now - I still have your email address from when we chatted about the bluray of Yellow: Le Cugine - and thanks again for the disc  :P
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AlbertoSordi

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This is getting an official release from RARO in March - no idea if there will be subs on the disc (I have offered) but I won't be releasing my subs for the foreseeable future. Although, to be fair, only 1 person ever asked for them.  :P
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