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I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse (1973)

J'irai comme un cheval fou (original title)
Running away from the police, Aden goes to the desert where he meets an uncivilized man who has a special link with Mother-Earth. He ends up by convincing the hermit to come along with him into another desert... the big town!

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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La mère (Madame Rey)
George Shannon ...
Aden Rey
Hachemi Marzouk ...
Marvel
Marco Perrin ...
Oscar Tabak
François Chatelet ...
Le prédicateur
Marie-France ...
Bijou-Love (as Marie-France Garcia)
Gerard Borlant ...
Le concierge
Jean Chalon ...
Le maître d'hôtel
Raoul Curet ...
Commissaire Falcon
Luc Guérin ...
Aden enfant
Antoine Marin ...
Le boucher
Pedro Meca ...
Le 1er mangeur
Gilles Meyer ...
Cascadeur
Myriam Mézières ...
Dell
Camilo Otero ...
Le 2ème mangeur
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When his mother dies, the police want to talk to Aden Rey, but Aden, a guilt-ridden epileptic, has left for the desert. There he comes upon Marvel, a noble savage. Aden, Marvel, and Marvel's goat become companions through travels, a wedding, an examination of Aden's role in his mother's passing, a trial, additional deaths, and various meals. There are also flashbacks to Aden's childhood and his relationship to his mother. Meanwhile, the police step up their efforts to find Aden. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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I Will Go Like a Wild Horse  »

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More grotesque yet beautiful surrealism from Fernando Arrabal.
22 July 2005 | by (Bloomsburg PA) – See all my reviews

"I Will Walk like a Crazy Horse" is quite an interesting film. Many will find the images repulsive and disgusting; but at the same time you can't help but to be memorized by its beauty. The story concerns Aden, a young man who kills his rich abusive incestuous mother. He flees to the desert to hide. Although Aden is a wealthy aristocrat he is unhappy and almost despises women. (mainly cause of his mom) He meets a dwarf named Marvel with miraculous powers; he can talk to animals, fly and turn night into day. Aden instantly falls in love with Marvel. Marvel has never been to the city and has never seen electronics or any part of western civilization. Aden takes Marvel to the city and this leads them on some funny and disturbing misadventures. The film is basically a rejection of the institutions created by western society. The film contains many bizarre daydream sequences. Some in which are disgusting. This film contains incest, excrement, a child execution, really strange sex and cannibalism. It might make many viewers cringe. The films most memorable and haunting seen is the people in white robes and gas masks dancing, all the while a kid drags a skeleton. If you liked both "El Topo" and "Pink Flamingos" you'll definitely enjoy Arrabal's disturbing and surreal masterpiece. Some parts are really funny, and you wonder if you're supposed to be laughing. It's quite a cinematic experience.


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