Buffalo Bill and the Indians or Sitting Bull's History Lesson

Robert Altman, USA 1976, 123’
Nashville Old Boyfriends

It’s 1885 and William F. Cody aka Buffalo Bill – a famous buffalo hunter and Indian tracker from a bygone era – organizes the Wild West spectacle. The theatre revue presents a clichéd view of life in the Wild West and seminal events from the American frontier.

Rafał Syska


Berlin IFF 1976 - Golden Berlin Bear

Robert Altman

Distinguished director, screenwriter and producer Robert Altman was born in 1925 and died in 2006 having made several dozen cinema and television films. The breakthrough in his career came with the anti-war satire MASH, in which he presented a community in typical Altman style that characterises his very best work – based on episodic narration and innovative montage of image and sound. Altman often uses irony to show how society’s traditional roles, social conventions and cultural myths condition people.

Selected filmography

1970 MASH

1975 Nashville

1977 Trzy kobiety / 3 Women

1992 Gracz / The Player

1993 Na skróty / Short Cuts

2001 Gosford Park

Cast & Crew

director Robert Altman
screenplay Robert Altman, Alan Rudolph (based on a play by Arthur L. Kopit)
cinematography Paul Lohmann
editing Peter Appleton, Dennis M. Hill
music Richard Baskin
cast Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Joel Grey, Harvey Keitel, Geraldine Chaplin, Kevin McCarthy, Allan F. Nicholls, John Considine, Frank Kaquitts, Will Sampson, Pat McCormick, Shelley Duvall
producer Dino De Laurentiis, Robert Altman
production Dino De Laurentiis Company, Lion's Gate Films, Talent Associates-Norton Simon
sales Tamasa
language English
coloration colour
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