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I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse (1973)

J'irai comme un cheval fou (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 22 November 1973 (France)
Running away from the police, Aden goes to the desert where he meets an uncivilized man who has a special link with Mother-Earth. He ends up by convincing the hermit to come along with him into another desert... the big town!

Director:

Fernando Arrabal (as Arrabal)

Writer:

Fernando Arrabal (as Arrabal)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Riva ... Madame Rey / La mère-the mother
George Shannon George Shannon ... Aden / Son
Hachemi Marzouk Hachemi Marzouk ... Marvel / Peasent
Marco Perrin ... Oscar
François Chatelet François Chatelet ... Le prédicateur / The preacher
Marie France Marie France ... Bijou-Love
Gerard Borlant Gerard Borlant ... Le concierge
Jean Chalon Jean Chalon ... Le maître d'hôtel
Raoul Curet Raoul Curet ... Falcon / Commissaire
Luc Guérin ... Aden / enfant-child
Antoine Marin Antoine Marin ... Le boucher / The butcher
Pedro Meca Pedro Meca ... Le 1er mangeur
Camilo Otero Camilo Otero ... Le 2ème mangeur
Myriam Mézières Myriam Mézières ... Dell
Gilles Meyer Gilles Meyer ... Cascadeur
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After the death of his mother, the epileptic Aden flees to the desert in order to avoid any police questioning, as they believe that he was responsible for his mother's death. It is in there that Aden meets the savage yet noble Marvel. They are like two sides of the same character. While the two men bond over their travels, Aden tries to convince him that civilization is much more desirable than the wilderness, although Marvel appears to disagree. During all of this the police continue their relentless pursuit of Aden.

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Another masterly piece of cinematic surrealism from Arrabal
1 March 2004 | by AfraciousSee all my reviews

Three years after Viva la Muerte, Fernando Arrabal created J'Irai Comme Un Cheval Fou (I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse), another masterly piece of cinematic surrealism. It follows two men, Aden and Marvel. Aden is sought by the police and on the run after the death of his mother, when he meets the appropriately named Marvel, a mystical loner who lives in the desert with his goat. One of his Marvel's skills is turning day immediately into night (and vice versa) with the click off his thumbs. Aden falls in love with Marvel, and decides to show him the big city. This is where Arrabal shows us the chaos of humanity. Many memorable images ensue. This is imperative viewing for any people interested in surrealism in film. I can't recommend it enough.


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