In this psychedelic western, a young man stumbles through the Mexican Sierra, shot and half bled to death, carrying a suitcase containing the loot from a bank robbery. Passing out, he is found by Charles Dump, a former gold miner living on the outskirts of the ghost town Deadlock with his daughter.
Roland Klick, a contemporary of Herzog and Wenders, hasn’t found their fame, but deserves it. This is a director to discover. Our retrospective spotlights his modern embrace of genre—rather than the art-house. This bracing neo-western, starring the great Mario Adorf, is the perfect place to start.
A who's-gonna-get-the-money between three men in the middle of nowhere. Guns, a couple illusive gals, enough dust and grime to pollute a small country, and a soundtrack by Can. Leone dipped in a fuel canister then set ablaze. Highly recommended. My only complaint: there should have been more Can.
This psychedelic Sauerkraut Western, with German actors, shot in the Negev and released in German and English dubs is more weird ambiance than anything else. No story, just a suitcase full of cash. Maybe I should've taken acid or something before watching this, but honestly this is a film you could watch drunk or whatever and it would probably enhance the experience. Jodorowsky fans may enjoy this more than I did.
Ein Film der leider nicht die Aufmerksamkeit die er verdient. Ein Film der sich keinem Genre zuordnen lässt. Mit einem grossartigen Mario Adorf. Mit hypnotischen Bildern und dichter Atmosphäre. Eine Empfehlung wert !!!!
Psychedelic in its sickeningly bright setting, use of strobe effects, and soundtrack by the legendary German group CAN (billed here as The Can), Deadlock is a primal force of violence and lust. Like many westerns, the film converges onto a single violent scene, revealing its true self and the true villain of the film in one quick swoop.