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After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US government. Together, they must try to reach the cavalry's main base camp. As they travel onward, Honus is torn between his growing affection for Cresta, and his disgust for her anti-American beliefs. They reach the cavalry campsite on the eve of an attack on a Cheyenne village, where Honus will learn which side has really been telling him the truth. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The voice-over at the end of the film describes the events we have just witnessed as taking place in 1864.However,earlier in the movie Honus tells Cresta that his father was killed at the battle of Little Bighorn which occurred in 1876. See more »
I had this film recommended to me by my mother. I started watching it, after I recorded it a while back from TV, and thought what the hell is this?! At first it looked like a romantic silly comedy and I was about to turn it off, well I wasn't far from.
As the movie went by however (believe the Swedish version was like 130 minutes or so) it became only better and better as Strauss (very underrated) and Bergen became more and more involved in the situation of the Indians and 'Spotted Wolf'.
The end of the movie was obviousley very very sad but in the same time I also think it was the ONLY POSSIBLE ending.
Strauss, as the naive soldier blue, was brilliant. He sort of grew up and matured during the movie as it went by and realised the opressment of the native aMERICAN people. Maybe it meant that the soldiers of yesterday (and today?) are sometimes very blind and do not know what they are really fighting for. Freedom? Money? Honour? It's a huge subject and I will not go into it more.
Overall this is a great piece of work which I can recommend wholeheartly to everyone.
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