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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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Patrick Timsit ...
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Patricia (as Miou Miou)
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Tolsty ...
Pavel (as Vladimir Kotliarov)
Sonia Vollereaux ...
Marie (as Sonia Volleraux)
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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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$1,000,000
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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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Chacun sa route
Performed by Tonton David
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very similar to "the visitors"
7 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Oddly, this movie made me remember of Poiré's movie "the visitors". It's nearly the same topic and the story is told in a comedy style: the presence of a character (here, it happens to be a young Indian) in an unknown universe for him. Obviously, he'll come to turn upside down the living conditions of a few people (like Thierry Lhermitte). Otherwise, it's just a nice but flat comedy. Anyway the result was effective because success was on appointment. And Hervé Palud's movie had the merit of having interested the USA because three years later, an American remake was launched. When you think about French comic movies that are rather badly thought of, it's nearly an achievement.


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