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

Not Rated  |   |  Adventure, Comedy  |  16 April 1973 (USA)
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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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Nearly all dialogue is written and spoken in the original native Brazilian Indian language Tupi, as translated by the celebrated Brazilian pioneer filmmaker Humberto Mauro. See more »

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a remarkable setting in images of the wild thought

Without "mental anachronism", this film which I would like to find in DVD offer an extraordinary diving in the vital and mental context of thought of the people before the "disenchantment of the world". That, there is thirty years, a director and a scenario writer could test one such empathy and such a romantic truth to do it of them masterpiece leaves me astounding. It would be necessary to be able to see and re-examine it film for better seizing than the temporal and cultural distance us to make lose of capacity to be included/understood, analyze and finally to accept of such or such example of "primitive thought". Because this thought maintaining almost impossible to feel in the secularized world however contain certain keys of our behavior, that only them future generations will be able to analyze with sufficient relevance. If somebody knows where I then to get a numerical copy or VHS to me or DVD… thank you in advance.


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