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Marcello Mastroianni stars in this French farce, an absurd "western" set in Paris, with Mastroianni as the incurably vain General George Armstrong Custer. Richard Nixon is the American president, but everyone is costumed appropriately for the previous century. Buffalo Bill (Michel Piccoli), the famous scout, is here portrayed as a limp-wristed bungler. Ugo Tognazzi plays one of Custer's Native American opponents; he runs a curio shop selling Native artifacts made in sweatshops by white women. The climactic battle is held in a large construction excavation where Les Halles market used to be. The language the two sides use to justify their conflict is lifted from that used in the then-current Vietnam War. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast

Marcello Mastroianni
as George Armstrong Custer
Michel Piccoli
as Buffalo Bill
Catherine Deneuve
as Marie-Helene de Boismonfrais
Ugo Tognazzi
as Mitch
Philippe Noiret
as Terry
Alain Cuny
as Sitting Bull
Serge Reggiani
as Mad One
Paolo Villaggio
as The CIA agent
Danielle Dublino
as Daughter
Marco Ferreri
as The reporter
Darry Cowl
as Archibald
Monique Chaumette
as Lucie
Franca Bettoja
as Rayon De Lune
Franco Fabrizi
as Tom
Henri Piccoli
as Father
Monique Chaumette
as Lucie
Henri Piccoli
as Father
Franco Fabrizi
as Tom
Darry Cowl
as Archibald
Franca Bettoja
as Rayon De Lune
Marco Ferreri
as The reporter
Danielle Dublino
as Daughter

Crew

Marco Ferreri
Director
Jean Yanne
Producer
Jean-Pierre Rassam
Producer
Rafael Azcona
Screenwriter
Marco Ferreri
Screenwriter
Étienne Becker
Cinematographer
Philippe Sarde
Composer (Music Score)
Ruggero Mastroianni
Editor
Alain Sarde
Associate Producer
Francois Rochas
Associate Producer
Lina Nerli Taviani
Costume Designer
Gino de Rossi
Special Effects
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