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How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)
"Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês" (original title)

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In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the Frenches and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portugueses. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Arduíno Colassanti ...
Ana Maria Magalhães ...
Eduardo Imbassahy Filho ...
Cunhambebe
Manfredo Colassanti ...
The tradesman
José Kléber ...
Ipiraguaçu
Gabriel Archanjo ...
Mbiratata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabriel Araújo
Ana Batista
João Amaro Batista
Hélio Fernando
Luiz Carlos Lacerda
Maria de Souza Lima
Wilson Manlio
Ana Maria Miranda
Célio Moreira ...
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In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the Frenches and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portugueses. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the Tupinambás, and in spite of his trial to convince them that he is French, they believe he is Portuguese. The Frenchman becomes their slave, and maritally lives with Seboipepe (Ana Maria Magalhães). *Contains Spoilers* Later, he uses powder in the cannons that the Portuguese left behind to defeat the Tupiniquins in a battle. In order to celebrate the victory, the Indians decide to eat him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Beginning of the Exploitation of Brazil

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The film was threatened to be vetoed by Brazilian censorship for depicting abundant full-frontal nudity, an issue which was laughed off by historians and researchers of native Brazilian peoples. See more »

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The Naked and the Dead
27 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Low-budget film about a Frenchman enslaved by Indians in 16th century Brazil. So low-budget that no costumes are used - the performers are naked...OK supposedly that's not due to the budget but for authenticity. The men are seen in all their natural glory while the women wear G-strings. The nudity is rather distracting, specially while trying to read the subtitles. The film does not have much of a plot. It just wanders aimlessly and seems to go on far longer than its 84 min length. Magalhaes is attractive as the tribeswoman who becomes the "wife" of the Frenchman. There's a lot of violence. Given the title, the fate of the naked French guy is never in doubt.


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