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Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Little Big Man
Director: Arthur Penn
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam, Richard Mulligan

An incredible western yarn about a 121-year-old white man who looks back at his younger days when he, among many other things, lived the life of a Cheyenne and stood alongside General Custer in his Last Stand. The ambitious story paints a brutally frank picture of the Native American genocide, but the overall comedic approach somewhat dampens the impact of the heartbreaking moments. Dustin Hoffman is strong in a wonderfully versatile and colourful role. Based on a novel by Thomas Berger.