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Little Indian, Big City (1994)

Un indien dans la ville (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »


Hervé Palud


Philippe Bruneau (adaptation), Thierry Lhermitte (adaptation) | 3 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Thierry Lhermitte ... Stephen
Patrick Timsit Patrick Timsit ... Richard
Ludwig Briand ... Mimi-Siku
Miou-Miou ... Patricia (as Miou Miou)
Arielle Dombasle ... Charlotte
Tolsty Tolsty ... Pavel (as Vladimir Kotliarov)
Sonia Vollereaux ... Marie (as Sonia Volleraux)
Jackie Berroyer ... Jonavisky
Marc de Jonge Marc de Jonge ... Rossberg
Louba Guertchikoff Louba Guertchikoff ... Mrs. Godette
Philippe Bruneau Philippe Bruneau ... Mr. Marshal
Dominique Besnehard ... Master Dong
Cheik Doukouré Cheik Doukouré ... Mr. Bonaventure (as Cheik Doukoure)
Marie-Charlotte Leclaire Marie-Charlotte Leclaire ... Rossberg's Secretary
Olga Jirouskova Olga Jirouskova ... Sonia Koutchnoukov


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for crude language, adolescent sensuality and scenes of mild violence | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Thierry Lhermitte supervised all of the English language dubbing for the film's release in the U.S. See more »


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 »


Features Club Dorothée (1987) See more »


Chacun sa route
Performed by Tonton David
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The original is always better.
20 November 2000 | by European-DudeSee all my reviews

I have watched this film over and over again, it makes my whole family laugh everytime. You have to know something of the way the Parisians live and be able to understand French pretty well to 'get' most of the jokes. The Americans tried to make a copy - Jungle to Jungle' and like so many other copies of French films it was terrible.

Learn French - watch this movie - Laugh loudly.

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French | Russian

Release Date:

14 December 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Indian, Big City See more »

Filming Locations:

Amazona forests, Venezuela See more »


Box Office

Gross USA:


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Company Credits

Production Co:

Canal+, Ice Films, Procirep See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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