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49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Fanny Ardant and Franco Nero - 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 'Obsessive Rhythms' premiere - Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic - Sunday 6th July 2014

Fanny Ardant and Franco Nero
Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant

The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Uma Thurman, Franco Nero and Quentin Tarantino - The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival - Closing Ceremony - Arrivals - Cannes, France - Saturday 24th May 2014

Uma Thurman, Franco Nero and Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman
Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman
Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman
Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman
Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman

Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion And Art Fest Opening Night Ceremony

Maria Elena and Franco Nero - 9th Annual Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest opening night ceremony held at TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 23rd February 2014

Franco Nero and Maria Elena

Franco Nero Reprising Django Role


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Actor Franco Nero is set to reprise his role as Django nearly 50 years after he originally portrayed the gunslinger on the big screen.

The Die Hard 2 star first appeared as the character in Sergio Corbucci's cult 1966 movie Django, and he returned in the film's 1987 sequel Django Strikes Again.

The original film has spawned a series of movies, including Quentin Tarantino's 2012 hit Django Unchained, which starred Jamie Foxx in the title role and featured Nero in a cameo as a slave trader.

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18th Capri, Hollywood Film Festival

Franco Nero - The 18th Capri, Hollywood Film Festival - Preview Launch - Rome, Italy - Wednesday 18th December 2013

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The Wrap Pre-Oscar Party

Franco Nero - The Wrap Pre-Oscar party at Culina at the Four Seasons Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th February 2013

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Django Unchained Review


Excellent

Tarantino takes an unusually comical approach to a provocative topic, and the result is as controversial as expected. And also startlingly hilarious. At its core, this is another revenge-themed thriller, but Tarantino's snappy, constantly surprising aproach spirals out to explore racial issues over the past 150 years with humour, drama and, of course, grisly violence.

Set two years before the American Civil War in 1858 Texas, the story centres on bounty hunter Schultz (Waltz), who offers the slave Django (Foxx) what seems like a fantasy job: to work with him to capture white criminals dead or alive. Usually dead. Sure enough, everyone is shocked to see a black man not only riding a horse but carrying a gun. When Django helps find three notorious outlaw brothers, he earns his freedom, and Schultz then offers to help free Django's enslaved wife (Washington). This involves staging an elaborate sting on her owner, the bloodthirsty Mississippi plantation owner Calvin (DiCaprio), who runs a ring of slaves who fight each other to the death. But Calvin's butler Stephen (Jackson) suspects that something is up.

Waltz and Foxx have terrific chemistry in the central roles, with Waltz's lively intelligence bouncing off Foxx's physical and emotional intensity. This gives the film an underlying drive that keeps us engaged through the blood-soaked violence as well as the more slapstick-style sequences (a KKK raid led by Johnson and Hill feels like a lost sequence from Blazing Saddles). But Tarantino's screenplay is beautifully constructed to even out the tone with exciting action, harrowing nastiness and some darkly involving drama. All while quietly exploring the twisted history of racial relations in America.

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Video - Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx And Samuel L Jackson At Rome's 'Django Unchained' Photocall


The cast of upcoming action drama flick 'Django Unchained' Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L Jackson, Kerry Washington and Franco Nero along with director Quentin Tarantino arrive at the Hassler Hotel in Rome for a photocall.

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Django Unchained Alternative Trailer


German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz is on the hunt for a brutal gang of murderers, the Brittle brothers. His search leads him to the only person who has information on the group, Django, who is a slave living in the deep south of the States. Schultz crosses his path as he finds Django shackled to a group of other slaves who are all being taken to auction. Posing as a dentist, Schultz requests to buy him from his owners. On the owners' refusal, Schultz ruthlessly shoots them to death and takes the slave. The bounty hunter promises to free Django and take him to rescue his wife, Broomhilda, who has been enslaved by a Mississippi plantation owner on the dead or alive capture of the Brittle brothers. On their success, Schultz frees Django as promised but the pair decides to stick together as bounty hunters full time. Their search for Broomhilda leads him to the 'Candyland' plantation owner Calvin Candie who has trainer Ace Woody train slaves to fight each other for sport. The bounty hunters arouse suspicion from loyal house slave Stephen as they arrive to explore the property under a false guise and soon become under threat by a dangerous organisation who are determined not to let them escape with Broomhilda.

This western drama is directed by the award-winning director, writer and Quentin Tarantino ('Pulp Fiction', 'Kill Bill', 'Reservoir Dogs') and includes a star-studded cast. 'Django Unchained' is a thought provoking story set in the deep south of America two years before the Civil War. It was inspired by 60s western 'Django' along with its sequels and includes a cameo appearance from 'Django' star Franco Nero.</p><p>It is set for release on December 25th 2013 in the US and January 18th 2013 in the UK.

Directed By: Quentin Tarantino

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Samuel L. Jackson Caused Sleepless Nights On Django Unchained


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Samuel L. Jackson's acting on Django Unchained caused his fellow stars to have sleepless nights.

Jamie Foxx revealed some of the actors appearing alongside the 66-year-old star in the final few scenes of Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming western movie ''wouldn't go to sleep at night'' because they were apprehensive about acting against him the next day.

He said: ''It ends up with myself and Samuel L. Jackson, at the very end of the movie. I even had mentioned to Quentin that Samuel Jackson was housing the part.

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Django Unchained Trailer


German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz is on the hunt for a brutal gang of murderers, the Brittle brothers. His search leads him to the only person who has information on the group, Django, who is a slave living in the deep south of the States. Schultz crosses his path as he finds Django shackled to a group of other slaves who are all being taken to auction. Posing as a dentist, Schultz requests to buy him from his owners. On the owners' refusal, Schultz ruthlessly shoots them to death and takes the slave. The bounty hunter promises to free Django and take him to rescue his wife, Broomhilda, who has been enslaved by a Mississippi plantation owner on the dead or alive capture of the Brittle brothers. On their success, Schultz frees Django as promised but the pair decides to stick together as bounty hunters full time. Their search for Broomhilda leads him to the 'Candyland' plantation owner Calvin Candie who has trainer Ace Woody train slaves to fight each other for sport. The bounty hunters arouse suspicion from loyal house slave Stephen as they arrive to explore the property under a false guise and soon become under threat by a dangerous organisation who are determined not to let them escape with Broomhilda.

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Flawed Parent Vanessa Redgrave


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Vanessa Redgrave thinks she has sometimes been a "bad mother".

The 74-year-old actress - who has son Carlo Nero, 41, with actor Franco Nero, and daughter Joely and late Natasha from her marriage to director Tony Richardson - believes she has not always been the best parent, but is glad to have raised "wonderful" Offspring.

She said: "I've been every sort of mother in my time. I've been a mad, bad mother; I've been a good mother; I've been a caring mother; I've been a forgetful mother.

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The Rite Trailer


Michael Kovak is a young man who's studying to become a priest, his faith is strong but he's not convinced in demonic possession, instead he believes people who claim to be possessed should be treated for psychosis by a doctor. Still unable to truly believe in what the he's being taught, Kovak attends an exorcism school at the Vatican.

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Nero Fell In Love With Redgrave After 'Ugly' First Meeting


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Actor/director Franco Nero fell in love with his wife Vanessa Redgrave at second sight - he thought she was ugly the first time the British actress was pointed out to him.

The pair played lovers in 1967 movie Camelot and director Joshua Logan was hoping for an on-set romance to boost the couple's chemistry.

But when the filmmaker first pointed Redgrave out to his Lancelot, Nero felt sure the wrong woman had been cast as the alluring Guenevere.

He recalls, "I see this woman who is wearing blue jeans with holes, glasses and no make-up. I was sort of cold when he introduced us.

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Letters To Juliet Trailer


Sophie is an aspiring writer currently with a lack of inspiration, when she and her fiancé take a trip to one of the most romantic places in the world - Verona, Italy - she thinks it might just give her some direction but she never expected to embark on the journey she does. Sophie finds herself in Juliet's courtyard where she stumbles upon a letter from 1957, the letter is a heartfelt plea for advice. After contemplating what to do with the letter, she finally decides to respond.

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Django Unchained Movie Review

Django Unchained Movie Review

Tarantino takes an unusually comical approach to a provocative topic, and the result is as...

Django Unchained Alternative Trailer

Django Unchained Alternative Trailer

German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz is on the hunt for a brutal gang of...

Django Unchained Trailer

Django Unchained Trailer

German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz is on the hunt for a brutal gang of...

The Rite Trailer

The Rite Trailer

Michael Kovak is a young man who's studying to become a priest, his faith is...

Letters To Juliet Trailer

Letters To Juliet Trailer

Sophie is an aspiring writer currently with a lack of inspiration, when she and her...

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