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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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A great film if you can find it.
5 March 2002 | by (Oceana, WV) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of those that actually transports you into another time. It takes place during the 16th century with the age of colonization.

It is about a Frenchman who is mistaken as an enemy of the tribe that captures him. They think he's Portugese and since all white men look the same, he is their enemy until they can be convinced otherwise. The film, shot beautifuuly, follows his adventures as he lives among the tribe as one of their own, until the appointed time he is to be eaten. The film tries to show realism, therefore everyone is totally nude as they were in that era of time. Unlike most of today's blockbusters, this film has no special effects, no explosions, and it actually has some acting. Rent it if you can, but chances are it isn't at your local quickie mart.


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