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Christian de Chalonge
Director Mario Fererri reenacts the events leading up to the Battle of the Little Big Horn in this wild, highly stylized surreal farce set in and around a gaping excavation for a huge urban renewal project in 1974 Paris. The anachronistic backdrop highlights the incongruity of the broad comic characterizations of real life figures George Armstrong Custer, Sitting Bull, and Buffalo Bill. Written by
[Watching the general comb his hair while eating potato chips]
You have magnificent hair, General.
George A. Custer:
Yes, it impresses the Indians.
[Holding up his comb]
George A. Custer:
Now you understand why this is important.
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satire, absurdism, tongue-in-cheek, slapstick, fun and yet...
Leave it to Marco Ferreri to place Custer's defeat in the hands of over the top Marcello Mastroianni, Philippe Noiret, Catherine Deneuve and many other great actors. Staged in Paris where the building-pit of what is now shopping-mall Les Halles represents the prairie all forms of humour are on display, ending in black. Humour that is. A film not be missed by comediens and their followers.
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