Trapped in his mother's Lower East Side apartment, sixteen-year-old Finn wants nothing more than to escape New York and spend the summer in South America studying the Iskanani Indians, or "Fierce People," with the anthropologist father he's never met. But Finn's dreams are shattered when he is arrested in a desperate effort to help his drug-dependent mother, Liz, who scrapes by working as a masseuse. Determined to get their lives back on track, Liz moves the two of them into a guest house on the vast country estate of her ex-client, the aging aristocratic billionaire, Ogden C. Osbourne. In Osbourne's close world of privilege and power, Finn and Liz encounter a tribe fiercer and more mysterious than anything they might find in the South American jungle: the super rich. While Liz battles her substance abuse and struggles to win back her son's love and trust, Finn falls in love with Osbourne's beautiful granddaughter, Maya, befriends her charismatic older brother, Bryce, and even wins ... Written by
Nothing is more savage than high society.
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30 November 2007 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Des Gens Impitoyables
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Opening Weekend USA: $19,968,
9 September 2007, Limited Release
Gross USA: $85,410, 23 September 2007
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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There's this tribe in South America called the Ishcanani. That means fierce people.
They're. They're like the meanest people in the world. They'll cut off your thumbs, and they'll shit in your hammock just like we say hello.
Written by David Byrne
, Chris Frantz
(as Christopher Frantz) and Tina Weymouth
Performed by Talking Heads
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Index Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing See more