Kinski is Exceptional as the Nazi Commandant
original Italian title: 5 PARA EL INFIERNO [Five For The Hell]
Parolini (as Frank Kramer)
starring: Gianni Garko · Klaus Kinski · Margaret Lee · Nick Jordan ·
Sal Borgese · Luciano Rossi
Lieutenant Glenn Hoffmann and a team of commandos go behind enemy lines
to steal Nazi documents from a safe inside a well-guarded German HQ
villa in Italy.
Essentially, here is a Spaghetti Western masquerading as a War Picture.
Gianni Garko - best known for his Sartana
character - plays the leader of the rebel soldiers Lieutenant Hoffman,
who masterminds an attack against a German stronghold run by Klaus Kinski;
rather than Garko playing a gunman who infiltrates a gang of evil Pistoleros
led by Klaus Kinski. The script by Sergio Garrone is violent, cynical
and rip-roaring fun as American G.I.s (oddly working with the Italians
here) attack a German villa where they encounter a brutal Nazi commander
[an inspired Klaus Kinski] being helped by a double agent [the gorgeous
film is yet another brainchild for superstar director Gianfranco Parolini.
As 'Frank Kramer,' he initially found fame and fortune through the Spaghetti
Western genre where he created not one, but two, long-lasting franchises:
Gianni Garko's SARTANA
and Lee Van Cleef's SABATA.
He retired from the director's chair in the late '70s but remained active
in the Industry as a scriptwriter (even penning the outrageous SLAVES
OF CALIGULA for Lorenzo Onorati in 1984). Mr Parolini died in
his sleep at age 88, April 2018.
film in English language; widescreen format, fully uncut (93 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras includes selected