The Taste of Violence (1961)


The Taste of Violence (Le goût de la violence) is a 1961 western by director Robert Hossein.


This European “western” by Robert Hossein (scripter, director, and lead) is set in an unnamed Latin American country suffering under a dictator. A revolution is underway, or at least there is a strong guerrilla movement here. The leader of the guerrillas manages to capture the daughter of the dictator, and then, has to take her as a captive back to the revolutionary forces’ base. Along the way…

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Robert Hossein.
  • Producer(s):
    • Walter Ulbrich … line producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Robert Hossein … (screenplay).
    • Louis Martin … (screenplay).
    • Claude Desailly … (screenplay).
    • Walter Ulbrich … (screenplay).
    • Robert Hossein … (dialogue).
    • Jules Roy … (dialogue).
  • Music:
    • Andre Hossein.
  • Cinematography:
    • Jacques Robin.
  • Editor(s):
    • Borys Lewin.
  • Production:
    • Continental Produzione.
    • Franco London Films.
    • Société Nouvelle des Établissements Gaumont (SNEG).
    • Universum Film (UFA).
  • Distributor(s):
    • Gaumont (1961) (France) (theatrical).
    • UFA Film Hansa (1961) (West Germany) (theatrical).
  • Release Date: 11 August 1961 (West Germany).
  • Running Time: 81 minutes.
  • Rating: 16+.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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