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23 January 1974 (France) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Catherine Deneuve ... Marie-Hélène de Boismonfrais

Marcello Mastroianni ... George A. Custer

Michel Piccoli ... Buffalo Bill

Philippe Noiret ... Gen. Terry

Ugo Tognazzi ... Mitch
Alain Cuny ... Sitting Bull

Serge Reggiani ... The Mad Indian
Darry Cowl ... Major Archibald
Monique Chaumette ... Sister Lucie
Daniele Dublino ... Government Official
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 (as Vedres et Boutang)
Pierre-André Boutang (as Vedres et Boutang)
Francine Custer ... Hermione Terry
Solange Koch
Jeff Zimmerman (as Jeff Zimmerman)
L'Automate Mr. John
Noël Simsolo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gianmarco Tognazzi ... Figlio di Mitch e Raggio di Luna

Marco Ferreri ... The reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Marco Ferreri 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rafael Azcona 
Marco Ferreri 

Produced by
Michel Piccoli .... producer
Jean-Pierre Rassam .... producer
François Rochas .... associate producer
Alain Sarde .... associate producer
Jean Yanne .... producer
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
Cinematography by
Étienne Becker 
Film Editing by
Ruggero Mastroianni 
Casting by
Henri Laurent 
Costume Design by
Lina Nerli Taviani 
Makeup Department
Iolanda Angelucci .... hair stylist (as Jole Angelucci)
Jean-Marie Dor .... hair stylist
Louis Dor .... makeup artist
Alain Folgoas .... makeup artist
Alfonso Gola .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Alfredo Gallo .... assistant unit manager
Roberto Giussani .... production manager
Patrick Zeyen .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard Grenet .... first assistant director
David Lasseron .... second assistant director (as Jean-David Lasseron)
François Lavigne .... second assistant director (as François Lavigne Delville)
Ève Vercel .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jean-Claude Dolbert .... props
Sound Department
Jean Nény .... musical sound engineer (as Jean Neny)
Henri Roux .... sound engineer (as Henry Antoine Roux)
Jean-Pierre Triou .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Gino De Rossi .... special effects
Augusto Salvati .... special effects
André-Paul Trielly .... special effects
André Cagnard .... stunt coordinator
Dan Vieru .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Marie Chevron .... second assistant camera
Claude Lichtenberg .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paulette Dolbert .... wardrobe
Renato Ventura .... costume assistant
Angela Vinci .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Gina Pignier .... assistant editor
Monique Prim .... assistant editor
Amedeo Salfa .... assistant editor
Music Department
Hubert Rostaing .... orchestrator
Other crew
Françoise Cossery .... location manager
Jean-François Demange .... military advisor (as Jeff Demange)
Ida Fassio .... production secretary
Paul Jeanjean .... equestrian advisor
Jean-Claude Le Bras .... gaffer
Laurence Lemaire-Bazi .... script supervisor (as Laurence Lemarie)
Josette Oberson .... administrator

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Also Known As:
"Touche pas à la femme blanche" - France (original title)
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108 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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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 reservations. They slaughter us as soon as they have a chance, but their President doesn't know anything about it. But don't listen to me. I'm a madman. The President doesn't know anything about it.
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
American history, French-style, 27 October 2008
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

Marco Ferreri's "Touche pas a la femme blanche" - "Don't Touch the White Woman" in English - could easily be an extension of "Little Big Man" or a movie version of "A People's History of the United States", although it came out a few years before Howard Zinn published his famous book. It portrays the US government's crusade to exterminate the Indians, reenacted in 1970s Paris (complete with references to Pres. Nixon, and even Watergate). Marcello Mastroianni makes a chilling Gen. Custer, but Michel Piccoli is quite funny as Buffalo Bill: he sounded as though he was trying to put on an American accent while speaking French!

I read about how Marco Ferreri played a major role in the changing Italian cinema of the '60s and '70s. Certainly this film shows that. Specifically, as the United States had been taking a different look at its own history - our own glasnost and perestroika, you might say - Europe was also challenging the American cultural myth (no surprise there). I definitely recommend the movie. Also starring Catherine Deneuve and Ugo Tognazzi.

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