Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau take to the stage in this extravagant French western, set in ‘San Miguel’, director Louis Malle’s fictitious 1907 Central American country.
Maria I (Bardot) is the daughter of a life-long anarchist who has spent her life blowing up bridges and police stations. She is taken on as the protégé of Maria II (Moreau), a dancer in a travelling vaudeville show. Drama ensues when the Marias meet Florès (Hamilton), a socialist revolutionary, and the two women become moved by the plight of the peasants. Jumping on the revolutionary bandwagon, Maria and Maria use their intelligence, courage and sensual charm for justice.
Viva Maria! is a full blown spectacle – farcical, eccentric and undeniably sexy. The femmes encounter combats, love affairs, and other nonsense on this revolutionary ride.
In French with English subtitles
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