Arrapaho – International title
A 1984 Italian production [Lux International (Rome)]
Producer: Sam Cromwell (Ciro Ippolito)
Director: Sam Cromwell (Ciro Ippolito)
Story: Ciro Ippolito
Screenplay: Silvano Ambrogi Ciro Ippolito, Daniele Pace
Cinematography: Giuseppe Bernadini [Kodakcolor, widescreen]
Music: Totò Savio (Gaetano Savio)
Running time: 98 minutes
narrator - Alfredo Cerruti
Scella Pezzata - Tinì Cansino (Photina Lappa)
Crazy Horse - Armando Marra
Chief Cataloni - Daniele Pace
Doctor Zhivago - Giancarlo Bigazzi
Cefalonia - Toto Savio (Gaetano Savio)
Arrapaho - Urs Althaus
Pierpaolo - Luigi Morra
spectators - Benedetto Casillo, Renato Rutigliano
gay Indian - Max Turilli (Max Tarilli)
orchestra director - Ciro Ippolito
Berta – Marta Rifano
with: Squallor (Alfredo Cerruti, Daniele Pace, Giancarlo Bigazzi, Antonoio Savio), Clara Bindi, Diego Cappuccio, Fiore DeRienzo, Roberta Fregonese, Gregorio Gandolfo, Guendalina Giovannucci, Maurizio Governa, Mario Olivieri, Marta Rifano, Domenico Lamacchia, Giuseppe Antonucci, Laura LaSorella, Prudencia Molero, Nello Pazzafini, Antonio Genca, Primiziano Muratori
Arrapaho is a film from 1984 directed by Ciro Ippolito, inspired by an LP made by thegroup Squalor that came out in 1983. Squalor were involved in the screenplay and appeared in the film as actors. The title of the film and the album was inspired by the Indian tribe of the same name who were a people devoted to trade and nomadic hunting.
Scelli Pezzato, daughter of Cataloni chief of the Indian tribe of Heavy Cefalonia, is betrothed to Crazy Horse, but is in love with Arrapaho, son of the head of the Black Mazza Indian tribe of the Arrapahos, which is itself the subject of the desires of Luna Caprese of Froceyenne. Heavy Ball can not follow the vicissitudes of love because he is busy invoking the gods of rain, to do with the horse Alboreto (a thoroughbred that day after day decreases until reaching the size of a pony), and also facing the problem of births in the village that have fallen to zero.
Scelli and Arrapaho are abducted by Cavallo Pazzo, but thanks to the rescue by Latte Macchiato of Froceyenne tribe and Cornetto Single of Arrapaho tribe are able to flee together. Cavallo Pazzo takes refuge in the arms of Luna Caprese.
The film ends with a performance of 'Aida along the lines of the song that opens the album.
You Tube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBD0VS4OEpY