Touche pas à la femme blanche (Don't Touch the White Woman!)

1974

Touche pas à la femme blanche (Don't Touch the White Woman!)

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Europe's "Master of Bad Taste" Marco Ferreri skewers the American notion of manifest destiny in this paradoxical black comedy while simultaneously providing barbed commentary on the mid-'70s political issues faced by the US.

Cast

Marcello Mastroianni
as George Armstrong Custer
Catherine Deneuve
as Marie-Helene de Boismonfrais
Michel Piccoli
as Buffalo Bill
Alain Cuny
as Sitting Bull
Darry Cowl
as Archibald
Franca Bettoja
as Rayon De Lune
Paolo Villaggio
as The CIA agent
Marco Ferreri
as The reporter
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Of all the screen versions of Custer's Cosmic Comeuppance, "Don't Touch the White Woman!" is easily the most surreal in its giddy satire of the old west transposed to the streets of modern day Paris. Marco Ferreri directs in a blithely anarchic spirit(the Indians realize their full power in collective action) but still deadly serious when it comes to the crimes of the era. The Indians under the leadership of Sitting Bull(Alain Cuny) are trapped in a building site. The railroad interests conspire with Pinkerton(Paolo Villaggio), claiming to be an anthropology professor, looking on in casual modern dress.(I don't have to explain the significance of that name, do I?) They bribe General Terry(Philippe Noiret) with railroad bonds which he gives to his daughter(Daniele Dublino) as a wedding present. They want him to clear out the land so they can exploit it. He in turn employs General Custer(Marcello Mastroianni) to run field operations who is in competition with Buffalo Bill(Michel Piccoli) for top billing. The movie successfully connects these events to present day imperialism, not only in the United States but also in France. Nixon is the President and his face can be seen everywhere while Pinkerton has places to be and governments to be overthrown.

Walter M.
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