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The Beginning of the Exploitation of Brazil
Plot:
In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the Frenches and their enemies are the Tupiniquins... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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This is a film once seen - you'll never forget it. See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Nelson Pereira dos Santos 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Humberto Mauro  Tupi dialogue
Nelson Pereira dos Santos 

Produced by
Luiz Carlos Barreto .... producer
K.M. Eckstein .... producer
Nelson Pereira dos Santos .... producer
César Thedim .... producer
 
Original Music by
Guilherme Magalhães Vaz 
Zé Rodrix 
 
Cinematography by
Dib Lutfi 
 
Film Editing by
Carlos Alberto Camuyrano 
 
Set Decoration by
Régis Monteiro 
 
Costume Design by
Mara Chaves 
María Chaves 
 
Makeup Department
Ren Boechat .... makeup artist
Ana Correia da Silva .... makeup artist
Hélio Fernando .... makeup artist
Nilde Maria Goebel .... makeup artist
Janira Santiago .... makeup artist
José Soares .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Irênio Marques .... production manager
Chris Rodrigues .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luiz Carlos Lacerda .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Antônio César .... sound effects editor
Geraldo José .... sound effects editor
Nelson Ribeiro .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronaldo Nunes .... assistant camera
 
Other crew
Raimundo Bandeira de Melo .... production assistant
Carlos Alberto Diniz .... production assistant
Pedro Aurélio Gentil .... production assistant
Luiz Carlos Ripper .... ethnographical consultant
Antonio Luis Soares .... production assistant
Waldir Surtan .... title designer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês" - Brazil (original title)
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Runtime:
84 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Official submission of Brazil to the 1973's Oscars in the best foreign language film category.See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
This is a film once seen - you'll never forget it., 23 July 2001
Author: raybea from Melbourne, Australia

Why have I never heard of this remarkable film before? It is totally riveting, engrossing. A Frenchman is captured by an Indian tribe in coastal Brazil not so long after Columbus discovered the New World. He is taken as a slave into the village, given a beautiful girl (widow of a warrior he had killed) as his wife, and told that in eight months they will eat him.

The growth of his relationship with the tribe and his native bride, and his acceptance of their ways - while still desperately searching for ways to escape - are spellbinding. This is authentically done, so no-one in the movie wears much more than a string of beads. But you quickly realise how superficial clothes are, and before long you cease noticing that no-one is wearing any. As for the climax - oh boy....

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