Set in the rugged mountains of Utah (actually The Pyrenees), Sergio Corbucci's The Great Silence chronicles the plight of a band of outlaws hiding out among the snow-covered peaks. Their only route out for food and supplies is blocked by a band of bounty hunters lead by the sadistic Loco (Klaus Kinski). Their only hope is a mute gunman, Silence Gordon (Jean-Louis Trintignant), who has his own score to settle with the bounty hunters. We learn, through a flashback, that a young Silence had witnessed his parents' murder at the hands of banker Polllicut (Luigi Pistilli). To keep the boy from talking, the banker ordered one of his men to cut the boy's throat, severing his vocal cords.
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