Matalo! (also spelled as Mátalo) is a 1970 Italian Spaghetti Western film directed by Cesare Canevari.

Directed byCesare Canevari
Written byMino Roli
Nino Ducci
Eduardo M. Brochero
Music byMario Migliardi
CinematographyJulio Ortas
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The film is considered among the most original western ever produced in Italy.[1][2] It is characterized from a greater weight given to psychology over action, an almost total lack of dialogues, an innovative soundtrack and the use by the lead character of a boomerang as his only weapon.[1][2]

It was shown as part of a retrospective on Spaghetti Western at the 64th Venice International Film Festival.[3]



Wild East released this on an out-of-print limited edition R0 NTSC DVD in 2006.


  1. Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 88-04-57277-9.
  2. Dossier Nocturno n. 31, Ai confini del western. Zone d'ombra del genere all'italiana.
  3. Chris D. (24 August 2007). "Venice readies plate of spaghetti". Variety. Retrieved 12 August 2012.

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