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The Yellowstone River runs wild and free for 678 miles from its headwaters in the national park to where it melds with the Missouri.
Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale and a handful of other cities that have their own utilities don't face the same high rates, but when state government runs wild - as it has in the power crisis - there's no guarantee that Sacramento will keep its hands off them in the future.
At the center of the film - whose cast largely consists of nonactors gleaned from French stadiums, beaches, Gypsy camps and housing projects - is a brooding, sensual 15-year-old girl named Marie (Vahina Giocante) who runs wild one summer.