Una questione d'onore (A Question of Honor). 1966. Italy/France. Directed by Luigi Zampa. Screenplay by Zampa, Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Bertrand Tavernier. With Ugo Tognazzi, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Bernard Blier. 35mm. In Italian; English subtitles. 110 min.
This unsung soap opera about honor killings in Sardinia, a sendup of spaghetti Westerns, was born of the unlikeliest of collaborations between a Roman director (Luigi Zampa) and cinematographer (Carlo di Palma), an aspiring young French screenwriter (Bertrand Tavernier), and actors from Lombardy (Tognazzi), Emilia-Romagna (Machiavelli) and Argentina (Blier).