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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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A strong and moving SYMBOLIST fable on existential questions. NOT a Hollywood bonbon. I think it's good to see a movie that makes people uneasy and not only on the violence level (which I think the society is getting numbed by). In the North American society, archetypes are often distorded or tainted; in the movie they are plainly exposed,and it is not crude but the reality.


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