Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês (1971)
aka: How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman
DVDRip | MPEG 4 Visual (XviD) @ 1443 Kbps, 24.0 fps | 560 X 416 | MP3 @ 108 Kbps (VBR), 48.0 KHz, 2 Channels, 1 stream | 01:20:09 | 896 MB
Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Arduíno Colassanti, Ana Maria Magalhães, Eduardo Imbassahy Filho
Country: Brazil | Language: Portuguese / Tupi / French | Subtitle: English
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
One of the best movies of the Brazilian Cinema Novo movement, as well as a key work by that movement's greatest auteur, How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman has been a favorite of film scholars since its 1971 release, when it was banned in its home country and rejected by the Cannes Film Festival for its "excessive nudity." Outside of film schools and cinematheques, however, this subversive satire has been relatively inaccessible in America, a situation that the indispensable New Yorker Video label has finally rectified with their DVD release of the film. Director Nelson Pereira dos Santos sets his outrageous comedy about cultural misunderstandings in the 16th century, but his gifts as a cinematic storyteller allow the movie to resonate with modern audiences as though it was set—and produced—yesterday.