Chetan, Indian Boy (1973)

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Montana 1880: most aboriginal Americans have been killed or banned into reservations. Shepherd Alaska wants to pass the winter with his herd in this lonesome region. He saves the young ... See full summary »



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12 June 2018 | wendelsitka-1
| Wild West USA (1880), via West Germany (1973)
A big salute to foreign cinema, recreating the history of our Wild West: The obstacles are obvious, and formidable. To be clear- This is not a dazzling Hollywood blockbuster! Tschetan, der Indianerjunge, (Chetan, Indian Boy) (1973), delivers something more thoughtful- earthy, real-time, up-close, and personal. Never dated- it's quite watchable in 2018, 40+ years on. About a slice-of-life, in remote Montana: a relocating sheepherder takes on a scarred Lakota youth; yet the bigger conflict is with another white man. An original plot you have never seen; an outcome you will never guess. The attention to detail -notably American Indian culture- is a highlight, and is impressive. To me, this movie is a rare gem, presenting an outside (of USA) view of the troubled settlement of the West. An entertaining family movie, embedded with healthy messages. Bravo!

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Family | Western


Release Date:

22 June 1973



Country of Origin

West Germany

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