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Little Indian, Big City (1994)

Un indien dans la ville (original title)
The Parisian broker Steph only needs the signature from his wife Patricia for their divorce - but she left 13 years ago for living with Amazonas indians. Steph finds her in the village and ... See full summary »

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Stephen
Patrick Timsit ...
Richard
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Patricia (as Miou Miou)
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Tolsty ...
Pavel (as Vladimir Kotliarov)
Sonia Vollereaux ...
Marie (as Sonia Volleraux)
Jackie Berroyer ...
Jonavisky
Marc de Jonge ...
Rossberg
Louba Guertchikoff ...
Mrs. Godette
Philippe Bruneau ...
Mr. Marshal
Dominique Besnehard ...
Master Dong
Cheik Doukouré ...
Mr. Bonaventure (as Cheik Doukoure)
Marie-Charlotte Leclaire ...
Rossberg's Secretary
Olga Jirouskova ...
Sonia Koutchnoukov
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The Parisian broker Steph only needs the signature from his wife Patricia for their divorce - but she left 13 years ago for living with Amazonas indians. Steph finds her in the village and gets stuck for two days, where he learns that he has got a son, who grew up as an indian. Meanwhile he fails to confirm a soy bean transaction and promises his son Mimi-Siku to show him Paris as soon as he will become a man. However, this happens next day when the tribe celebrates the children's festival. So both fly back to Paris, where Steph and his partner Richard try to limit their losses by selling the beans to the Russian mafia, and Mimi-Siku discovers the city with bare feet. He climbes the Eiffel tower and preferes to hunt doves with bow-and-arrow instead of eating cornflakes. Steph moves his son to the family of his partner, where Mimi-Siku falls actively in love with Richard's daughter Sophie. Discovered, Sophie is set to be sent into a boarding school, and therefore rescued by Mimi-Siku, ... Written by Tom Pfeifer <pfeifer@fokus.gmd.de>

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The city is a jungle. Some are just better prepared for it than others.


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Rated PG for crude language, adolescent sensuality and scenes of mild violence | See all certifications »
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14 December 1994 (France)  »

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$1,000,000 (USA)
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The film was released in the U.S. with English dubbing because Disney wanted to buy the rights from Thierry Lhermitte so they could make the Americanized remake of this film Jungle 2 Jungle (1997). Lhermitte only agreed for the remake to be green-lighted on the condition that the original French version be released with the English dubbing as he wanted to gain recognition with American audiences. The film was released with English dubbing and many called it one of the worst movies ever made including Roger Ebert, additionally the film flopped in the U.S. Nevertheless, Disney proceeded with making Jungle 2 Jungle (1997), and Lhermitte served as executive producer on the Americanized remake. See more »

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When Mimi-Siku first sees the Eiffel Tower, he stands on the balcony wearing a red headband. When he jumps down, the headband is gone. See more »

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Remade as Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) See more »

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Could have been better
2 April 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

The movie is about a man (Thierry Lhermitte) who finds out that he's got a kid living with his mother in a tribe somewhere in Africa. Lhermitte gets there and bring his son back to Paris for a visit. From there, a series of «loufoque» situations arise.

The movie is sometime funny, sometime dull. Lhermitte is good as usual. I wouldn't want to watch it again, I think.

6 out of 10.


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