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Recently watched this film again, hadn't seen it for some time.
I think you can regard it as a forerunner to the political spaghettis, beginning with A Bullet For The General. I think those films were influenced a great deal by Viva Maria.
It's really not at all deep in terms of story or political content, it's mainly a humorous adventure-film. But the Zapata style setting with struggling peons, and a lot of action involving machineguns and explosives, is typical for what was to come later on in many spaghettis.
Brigitte Bardot is a good actress and as beautiful as ever. She plays the daughter of an irish revolutionary, and she ends up with a travelling cirkus in south america. They all then get mixed up in some revolutionary activities.
The region 1 dvd has excellent picture quality, french audio, and english subs.