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Don't Touch the White Woman! (1974)

Touche pas à la femme blanche (original title)
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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Major Archibald
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Sitting Bull's Father
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Tom (as Franco Fabrizzi)
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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 Mad Indian: It's your fauly, Sitting Bull. You sign peace treaties, and they wipe their asses with ourtreaties. They wipe their asses with them!
Sitting Bull: This is the soldier's fury. The wise President Nixon ignores all this, I hope.
The Mad Indian: They devastated our fields. Yes, our fields! They cut down our forests. Yes, our forests! They exterminated our game. Yes, our game! They poison us every day with their alcohol and their flour full of strychnine. But don't listen to me. I'm a madman! We are condemned to die on ...
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So Soft and So Sweet
Music by Phil Ippesarde
Lyrics by Anne Lonn Berg
Performed by Bob Martin
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Paris, not Rome
28 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Filmed in Paris, not Rome. And more a critique of American politics than Italian. They used the building site from the demolition of the traditional Les Halles district in the heart of the city as the location for their wild, wild west - including the huge pit that is now the Les Halles shopping center (and cinemas, swimming pool, parking lot, etc). Inspired! All the scenes are set in and around the building site. Custer makes his last stand, horses gallop past modern cafés, the familiar Parisian architecture rings the pit, and a Pinkerton agent Pinkerton himself) walks around in modern dress. Throw in every leading French actor of the era (some of them still around) as both cowboys and Indians and you've got the makings of a fantastic farce.


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