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Savages (1972)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Comedy  |  21 June 1973 (France)
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An allegory about humankind progresses from a savage state to a civilized form, that is only a cover for it's innate barbarism.

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Lewis J. Stadlen ...
Julian Branch, a Song Writer (as Lewis Stadlen)
Anne Francine ...
Carlotta, a Hostess
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Otto Nurder, a Capitalist
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Cecily, a Debutante
Russ Thacker ...
Andrew, an Eligible Young Man
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Emily Penning, a Woman in Disgrace
Margaret Brewster ...
Lady Cora
Neil Fitzgerald ...
Sir Harry
Eva Saleh ...
Zia, the Child
Ultra Violet ...
Iliona, a Decadent
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Asha, The Forest Girl
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Archie, a Bully
Kathleen Widdoes ...
Leslie
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Hester
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James, the Limping Man
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A tribe of primitive "mudpeople" encounter a croquet ball, rolling through their forest. Following it, they find themselves on a vast, deserted Long Island estate. Entering, they begin to become civilized and assume the stereotypical roles and dress of people at a weekend party. There follows an allegory of upper-class behavior. At last, they begin to devolve toward their original status, and after a battle at croquet, they disappear into the woods. Written by Frank Eggleston

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Fantasy | Comedy

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Sauvages  »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Debut produced screenplay of writer George W.S. Trow who was billed as George Swift Trow. See more »

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Savages
Sung by Bobby Short
Music by Joe Raposo
Lyrics by George W.S. Trow (as George Swift Trow) and Michael O'Donoghue
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Part Python, part Cold Comfort Farm
23 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Blimey. Well, I saw this years ago, and it's just one of those things that stays with you. Why? Well, here's why: Pythonesque premise meets Merchant-Ivory production values and stylings; weird silent-movie captions; weirdly (and very British) perversity; fresh-as-cress approach and general feeling of a bunch of hugely talented students having a right old lark; mud-caked savages who are, of course, nothing of the sort when you hold them up to typical toff behaviour in civilised society. Like David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, you don't want to be watching this (as I was) when you're at home with 'flu: it does tend to make you think you're iller than you are, and maybe hallucinated something weird happening on TV. Altogether brilliant. A one-off.


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