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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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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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Marie-Hélène de Boismonfrais: What I don't understand is the Indian's attitude. It's obvious that the Lord gave this land to white men so they could settle here, so why do they resist?
George A. Custer: Because they're savages. They're savages. I sometimes feel they're possessed by demons.
Marie-Hélène de Boismonfrais: May God preserve us from that!
George A. Custer: God and the Seventh Cavalry!
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Edited into Marcello, una vita dolce (2006) See more »

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If You Love Georgeann
Music by Phil Ippesarde
Lyrics by Anne Lonn Berg
Performed by Bob Martin
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satire, absurdism, tongue-in-cheek, slapstick, fun and yet...
24 July 2001 | by (amsterdam) – See all my reviews

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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