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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!

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Fernando Arrabal (as Arrabal)

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Fernando Arrabal (as Arrabal)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Riva ... La mère (Madame Rey)
George Shannon George Shannon ... Aden Rey
Hachemi Marzouk Hachemi Marzouk ... Marvel
Marco Perrin ... Oscar Tabak
François Chatelet François Chatelet ... Le prédicateur
Marie France Marie France ... Bijou-Love
Gerard Borlant Gerard Borlant ... Le concierge
Jean Chalon Jean Chalon ... Le maître d'hôtel
Raoul Curet Raoul Curet ... Commissaire Falcon
Luc Guérin ... Aden enfant
Antoine Marin Antoine Marin ... Le boucher
Pedro Meca Pedro Meca ... Le 1er mangeur
Gilles Meyer Gilles Meyer ... Cascadeur
Myriam Mézières Myriam Mézières ... Dell
Camilo Otero Camilo Otero ... Le 2ème mangeur
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When his mother dies, the police want to talk to Aden Rey, but Aden, a guilt-ridden epileptic, has left for the desert. There he comes upon Marvel, a noble savage. Aden, Marvel, and Marvel's goat become companions through travels, a wedding, an examination of Aden's role in his mother's passing, a trial, additional deaths, and various meals. There are also flashbacks to Aden's childhood and his relationship to his mother. Meanwhile, the police step up their efforts to find Aden. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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French | Danish | German

Release Date:

22 November 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

I Will Go Like a Wild Horse See more »

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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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