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Viva Maria!

1

Female buddy movie set in Mexico

Gentlemen prefer blondes; Frenchmen can’t choose between Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau.

Director Louis Malle casts both sex kittens in this Mexico-set screwball western in which anarchist bomb-throwing bombshell Bardot hides out in a travelling circus and befriends Moreau’s singer.

The gals turn men into drooling idiots before breaking out the Gatling guns to join the revolution.

Malle’s frippery is a little too self indulgent but he aces the underexplored female buddy movie.

Jamie Russell

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  • 12
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: January 12th 2009
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