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Willem Dafoe, Benjamin Bratt – Dead for a dollar #Venezia79

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Willem Dafoe and Bemjamin Bratt together to talk about their roles in Dead for a dollar, the new western by Walter Hill.

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PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Willem Dafoe and Benjamin Bratt, actors of the film Dead for a dollar.

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Willem Dafoe and Benjamin Bratt, among the players of Dead for a dollar by Walter Hill, tell us about the fun in being thrown in total western atmosphere, with both their characters facing each other in a classic showdown like any proper western has. They had laughs while remembering and we did too.

Dead for a dollar  follows veteran bounty hunter Max Borlund deep into Mexico where he encounters professional gambler and outlaw Joe Cribbens—a sworn enemy who Max sent to prison years before. Borlund is on a mission to find and return Rachel Kidd, the hostage wife of a wealthy Santa Fe businessman. Discovering that Mrs. Kidd has actually fled from an abusive marriage, Max is ultimately faced with a choice: finish the dishonest job he’s been hired to accomplish or stand aside while ruthless mercenary outlaws and his long-time rival close in… Max and his partner Alonzo Poe have nothing to gain if they resist— nothing save honour.


  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Willem Dafoe, Benjamin Bratt
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Dead for a dollar
  • Festival section
    Out of Competition
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