The Naked Dawn ★★★★★

ulmer, like bava and countless others, proved consistently that films shot with passion and creativity on a low budget can trump any large fare. genre magic which spits in the eye of a then-contemporary vision of the west being morally visible. a wandering marxist shatters the idyllic lifestyle of a man brought up to believe the lies of a capitalist and sexist mythos. this is a film where guns have significant weight and the moral impact of pulling the trigger has severe consequences for all concerned parties. in the midst of the hollywood blacklist, where witch hunts transpired to condemn those with humanistic beliefs, making a film with this bold an attitude wasn't simply making great art, it was an act of defiance and revolt.

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