"800 Bullets (800 Balas)"
Directed by Alex de la Iglesia
Alex de la Iglesia (La
Communidad) pays homage to the violent and hyper stylized spaghetti
westerns of Sergio Leone in this cult hit from Spain. Luis Castro stars as
a wayward youth who journeys to a Western theme town where he meets his
alcoholic grandfather, a one-time stunt double for Leone regular Clint
Eastwood. The opposing forces of fantasy and reality struggle for
dominance when an enterprising scheme to dismantle the town causes its
residents to trade their Hollywood blanks for bullets. "A charming comedy
[that] celebrates the resilient power of dreams, memories, and the movies"
(Village Voice). With Carmen Maura and Sancho Gracia. Spanish with
English subtitles. 92