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The Beginning of the Exploitation of Brazil
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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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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84 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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The Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is the son of the tradesman (Manfredo Colassanti) in real life.See more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A unique film experience, 5 November 2002
Author: lcrews from USA

How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman tells a story that is alternately sad, scary and life-affirming. It ends with a brutal finale that you knew had to happen, even though you were hoping--maybe even beleiving--it wouldn't.

Utlimately, this is the film's greatest strength: it expertly plays with your emotions and expectations, then drops a bomb on you.

I saw this in a film theory class at USC back in the mid-'90s. It is not easy to find, but is definitely worth hunting for.

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