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Man to Man (2005)

 -  Drama  -  13 April 2005 (France)
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An epic about anthropologists who hunt and capture pygmies for study back in Europe, in an attempt to illustrate the link between man and ape.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jamie Dodd
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Elena Van Den Ende
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Alexander Auchinleck
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Fraser McBride
Lomama Boseki ...
Toko
Cécile Bayiha ...
Likola
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Abigail McBride
Patrick Mofokeng ...
Zachary
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Beckinsale
Hubert Saint-Macary ...
Comte de Verchemont
Mathew Zajac ...
Hector Duncan
William McBain ...
Angus
Robin Smith ...
Douglas
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Purvis
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Sir Walter Stephenson
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1870. Dr. Jamie Dodd is elated : he has finally succeeded in capturing not one, but two pygmies. He brings them to Scotland with the help of Elena Van den Ende, an adventurous woman who sells wild animals to the zoos of Europe. His two anthropologist friends, Alexander and Fraser, and himself are certain they have discovered the missing link, which will make them famous. They start examining the pygmy couple from every angle and Jamie gradually discovers that Toko and Likola are just as sensitive and intelligent as any other homo sapiens. His two colleagues strongly reject this idea as it is glory they are after not the truth. Will Jamie be able to prove the two short people are genuine human beings and not freaks to be shown in a zoo? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Also Known As:

Czlowiek czlowiekowi  »

Box Office

Budget:

€2,175 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$769,223 (France) (22 April 2005)

Gross:

$2,241,545 (Europe) (22 April 2005)
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Opening film for 55th Berlin International Film Festival on February 10, 2005 (world premiere). See more »

Goofs

When Likola shoots Douglas in the cage trap/fight scene, she is using a model 1873 Colt Single Action Army revolver (a.k.a. "The Peacemaker"), an evident mistake since the action is clearly stated to be set in the year 1870. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Dodd: [after capturing Likola] The whole world's been looking for you. And I'm the one who found you.
Likola: ...
Jamie Dodd: I'm going to call you America. You are my America, and by God, I'm your Christopher Columbus.
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A wonderful film to have been a part of...xx-xx
27 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although I have never seen the completed Man to Man film, only the trailer, I know, hand on heart, for me, this was one of the greatest films ever written. Why? because I was there! Every picture tells a story and behind the scenes some stories never get told. I only joined the "Man to Man" crew at the later stages of filming in Scotland but living the life of a nomad on the road was a fantastic, once in a lifetime experience and comes highly recommended to any mere mortal who gets the slightest chance. Circus comes to town, Circus leaves town, all the locals get back to normal and the actors take their leave to go away, or do they? One day we found a secret rock pool not far from a film location. (I say we, I suppose it was one of the actors who first discovered it.)I thought later of burying some treasure there, it just had some magic about it. Anyway it cleansed my thoughts and all those who sailed through it I guess. One day perhaps I'll get to see the whole film and take myself back to the scene where the rock pool began. xx-xx Excert from the script..."I wanted to go into the forest with her and continue to protect her... but she made me understand that our journey together had come to an end, there, at the border of her land, the very frontier of her world... adieu, adieu, adieu!


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