Garko was offered a contract and he accepted after inserting a clause stating that the script must be approved by him. Lasky kills Evelyn, but when Sartana appears alive and unharmed the two engage in a final duel. If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death (1968) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Sartana is falsely accused of robbing a bank, and must find the real robbers and clear his name. Crooked bankers plan an insurance swindle and hire a Mexican gang to steal the bank's gold but they also pay Lasky's gang to kill the Mexicans. I gave up trying to follow the plot after a while and just immersed myself in the surreal happenings.Sartana himself is like a crossover between The Man with no Name (the standard by which every spag antihero is measured) and Django, a black-clad amoral anti-hero. Meanwhile, Stewal, who has been having an affair with the late mayor's widow, plans to escape with the gold, supposedly hidden in the late mayor's coffin, and Alman's wife Evelyn (Heidi Fischer). Lasky collects a gang and goes after Sartana, who lures them to the scene of Lasky's previous massacre.  If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death was released in Germany on 22 August 1969 as Sartana - Bete um deinen Tod.. Action.  Within nine days of its release the film grossed 30 million Italian lira. Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay, Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, Sartana's Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=If_You_Meet_Sartana_Pray_for_Your_Death&oldid=961200665, Articles containing Italian-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 June 2020, at 04:44. Originally scheduled to be released in late 2013, Wild East ran into licensing issues and shelved the project for a later date. The film was very successful in Germany and known by the short title Sartana. |  A sequel to the film was announced shortly after the film's release. Filming & Production From. Realizing what Lasky has done, the gang turn on him and chase him to a cabin which Lasky has boobytrapped with dynamite. If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (Italian: Se incontri Sartana prega per la tua morte) is a 1968 spaghetti western film directed by Gianfranco Parolini. A returning Union Officer discovers that his home has been overrun by Mexican bandits, and infiltrates the gang to restore order and determine if his wife has been faithful to him. He finds his way into town where he meets with a lot of suspicious stares from the locals. Lasky detonates the explosives, wiping out his own men, but the watching Sartana again spooks him and allows him to get away. However, 40 years (!) In a 2005 interview, Garko said he wanted a subject that would not be based on vengeance, as he had already portrayed characters bent on revenge in Blood at Sundown and Guns of Violence (10.000 dollari per un massacro, 1967). Company Credits But, again as in with most spaghettis, the plot isn't the issue at all.Sartana (1968) is a capsule of pure spaghetti western style. Gambler He's just out for money and blood. Lasky then shoots Sartana and apparently kills him. ", Title: The four sequels were directed by Giuliano Carnimeo, Parolini was chosen to direct The Sabata Trilogy, after producer Alberto Grimaldi saw his work on the first Sartana film. An elderly couple on a horse-drawn carriage is attacked by a gang led by Morgan (Kinski). Italian producer Aldo Addobbati noticed the film's success and set up a co-production with a German producer in Italy. There is of course, the occasional comic relief, in the form of an old gravedigger, but it only confirms that Sartana is indeed a grim western. After Sartana tells him that Mendoza is going to dig up the coffin with the gold and keep it all for himself, Stewal goes to check if it is true and is killed by Mendoza's men. Sartana also arrives and the two open the coffin, only to discover it filled with rocks and the mayor's corpse instead of gold. Official Sites  Two others followed the next year titled Shadow of Sartana...Shadow of Your Death and Four Came to Kill Sartana. Lasky then tells his gang that he will meet them later. (uncredited), assistant editor (as Salvatore Avantario), technical equipment (as Antonio Colaiacono), voice dubbing: Fernando Sancho (uncredited), voice dubbing: Maria Pia Conte (uncredited), voice dubbing: William Berger (uncredited), voice dubbing: Sydney Chaplin (uncredited). Even if it looks like yet another tale about stolen gold, Mexican bandits and switching allegiances, Sartana feels (and is) different.