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How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)

Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy | 16 April 1973 (USA)
In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the French and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portuguese. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the ... See full summary »

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Humberto Mauro (Tupi dialogue), Nelson Pereira dos Santos
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Cast

Credited cast:
Arduíno Colassanti Arduíno Colassanti ... The Frenchman
Ana Maria Magalhães Ana Maria Magalhães ... Seboipepe
Eduardo Imbassahy Filho Eduardo Imbassahy Filho ... Cunhambebe
Manfredo Colassanti Manfredo Colassanti ... The tradesman
José Kléber José Kléber ... Ipiraguaçu
Gabriel Archanjo Gabriel Archanjo ... Mbiratata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabriel Araújo Gabriel Araújo
Marlete Ribeiro Barbosa Marlete Ribeiro Barbosa
Ana Batista Ana Batista
João Amaro Batista João Amaro Batista
Heloisa de Carvalho Heloisa de Carvalho
Jorge Rodrigues da Silva Jorge Rodrigues da Silva
Rose de Carvalho Rose de Carvalho
Gildete Dos Santos Gildete Dos Santos
Lidia Maria Dos Santos Lidia Maria Dos Santos
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Storyline

In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the French and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portuguese. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the Tupinambás and, in spite of his trial to convince them that he is French, they believe he is Portuguese. The Frenchman becomes their slave, and maritally lives with Seboipepe (Ana Maria Magalhães). *Contains Spoilers* Later, he uses powder in the cannons that the Portuguese left behind to defeat the Tupiniquins in a battle. In order to celebrate the victory, the Indians decide to eat him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

The Beginning of the Exploitation of Brazil

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Tupi | French | Portuguese

Release Date:

16 April 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman See more »

Filming Locations:

Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Nelson Pereira dos Santos based the script in several historical documents from the 1550's and 1560's made by french and portuguese authorities. Pereira dos Santos also used on loosely basis the experiences of german mercenary Hans Staden, who wrote an account about his captivity by a Tupinambá tribe while he was serving the portuguese in colonial Brazil. See more »

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A great film if you can find it.
5 March 2002 | by chewbacuh1See all my reviews

This movie is one of those that actually transports you into another time. It takes place during the 16th century with the age of colonization.

It is about a Frenchman who is mistaken as an enemy of the tribe that captures him. They think he's Portugese and since all white men look the same, he is their enemy until they can be convinced otherwise. The film, shot beautifuuly, follows his adventures as he lives among the tribe as one of their own, until the appointed time he is to be eaten. The film tries to show realism, therefore everyone is totally nude as they were in that era of time. Unlike most of today's blockbusters, this film has no special effects, no explosions, and it actually has some acting. Rent it if you can, but chances are it isn't at your local quickie mart.


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