Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês (How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman) (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês (How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman) (1971)

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In 16th-century Brazil, indigenous people of all sorts far-outnumbered Europeans, and the natives had difficulty in sorting out the different varieties and politics of Europeans. Even though the Americas were divided up for colonization by the Pope himself, at this time the French tried to challenge the Portuguese for domination in Brazil. This film follows one Frenchman (Arduino Colessanti) who has been captured by a native tribe. He is not badly treated, and is even given a woman to sleep with. However, it is made very clear to him that he is being kept as a cherished item on the menu for an upcoming feast. Despite some successful efforts to postpone his fate, not least by being useful to the tribe, he is not able to avoid it. This Portuguese language film has extensive, though appropriate, nudity and some quite gruesome footage. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês (How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman)

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Jaundiced cultural allegory dressed up as anthropological re-creation.

May 28, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

The film-makers should have taken a hearty bite out of the Spanish while they were at it

September 24, 2002
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It draws more attention for the cheesy makeup and how everyone appears fully naked onscreen considering the time it was made (during Brazilian dictatorship with its filthy censorship), but apart from that the film is more a curious history lesson made in a welcome naturalistic style.

Carlos Magalhães
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