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The Beginning of the Exploitation of Brazil
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In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the Frenches and their enemies are the Tupiniquins... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One of best movies ever made, but then I have weird tastes 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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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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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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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
One of best movies ever made, but then I have weird tastes, 5 October 1999
Author: tho-3 (tho@mithra.net) from Southern California

I saw this movie at a college film festival back in the 70's - I have been waiting FOREVER for this movie to come out on video (finally it's out). It was made in Brazil, so I assumed that was why it hadn't made it to video yet. I have been checking video stores for the past 15 years waiting for this outstanding movie to come out! It is one of my all-time favorites - but be warned, it is weird, like Werner Herzog weird - its weirdness stems from its super-realism.

The movie is based on a true incident back a few centuries ago, in pre-colonial times, when Europeans were first encountering the tribes in the Amazon. A white man is mistaken by a savage tribe of cannibals as their enemy, so they intend to kill him. Before they dispatch him, though, they make him part of their tribe (their custom). The entire movie is like watching a National Geographic documentary as he becomes an accepted member of their tribe. That's it. Cosmic plotline? No. Intense insight into the variety of human life? Definitely.

Oh yeah... be warned... this film has definite nudity - this is not some Hollywood schlock flick about noble savages... this film tells it like it was (re-read above: National Geographic, super-realism)

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