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Don't Touch the White Woman! (1974)
"Touche pas à la femme blanche" (original title)

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A highly stylized surreal farce about the events leading up to Custer's Last Stand anachronistically reenacted in an urban renewal area in modern Paris.

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Daniele Dublino ...
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Henri Piccoli ...
Sitting Bull's Father
Franca Bettoia ...
Rayon de Lune (as Franca Bettoja)
Paolo Villaggio ...
The CIA agent
Franco Fabrizi ...
Tom (as Franco Fabrizzi)
Laurente Vedres ...
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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 duke1029@aol.com

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The Anthropologist: [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...
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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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