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23 January 1974 (France) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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DVD Playhouse--July 2009
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Custer's last tango in Paris See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (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
Maritin
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)
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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
 
Stunts
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
Laurence Lemaire-Bazi .... script supervisor (as Laurence Lemarie)
Josette Oberson .... administrator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Touche pas à la femme blanche" - France (original title)
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108 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Quotes:
George A. Custer:Why did you abandon your houses?
Sitting Bull:Because you destroyed them. Sometimes there were still people inside them.
George A. Custer:You were ordered to go to the reservation.
Sitting Bull:My people are dying of hunger in the reservations.
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Movie Connections:
Edited into Marcello, una vita dolce (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
So Soft and So SweetSee more »

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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Custer's last tango in Paris, 20 July 2006
Author: jotix100 from New York

Leave it to Marco Ferreri to decide to make this film in the pit that was created out of what had been Les Halles food market in the center of Paris. This was the site where the Pompidou Center was erected and now stands proudly, as though it was always had been there for all these years.

The director deals with a page of shame of American history as George Custer prepared, and later battled, the Indians in the battle of Little Big Horn that was his last stand as a military man. Where Marco Ferreri succeeds is in mixing the plot of the film with every day life of Paris in which most people didn't even bat an eye watching the invading Americans.

Mr. Ferreri was lucky in getting some familiar faces to play in his film. Thus, Marcello Mastroianni is seen as General Custer. Catherine Deneuve played the object of the general's affections. Ugo Tognazzi is great as Mitch. Michel Piccoli is bigger than life in his take of Buffalo Bill. Philippe Noiret, another excellent actor, plays Gen. Terry, and Serge Reggiani is seen as the mad Indian who runs in and out of most scenes wearing a loin cloth to cover a little bit of his nakedness.

The idea of staging this film in a construction site works well with the action in the movie thanks to a revolutionary idea by Marco Ferreri.

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