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A Feature film by Hervé Palud

Produced by Renn Productions

Release in France : 09/12/1998

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In Mexico, a missionary monk named Brother Benoit finds a young chimpanzee by the side of the road. One year later, “Mookie” turns out to be a very special chimp: she can talk! Scientists want to steal her for research. Meanwhile in the same city, a hard-headed French boxer named Antoine Capella refuses the $1,000 he is offered to take a drive. The monk and the boxer have to get out of town. So begin the adventures of this very unlikely trio. And it’s a long way to Mexico City.


I enjoy writing and directing family comedies so there’s no point depriving myself of the pleasure! I thought up ‘An Indian in the City’ in 1994 for my 11-year-old daughter, who was watching only American films because that’s all there was available. Why should the Americans have the monopoly? Eight million people went to see my film. That shows it fulfilled a demand. (Hervé Palud in “Le Figaro”, December 10th 1998)

Full credits (17)

Executive Producer :

Claude Berri

Line Producer :

Pierre Grunstein

Voice :

Michel Élias

Sound Recordist :

Jean Goudier

Press Attaché (film) :

Dominique Segall

Assistant editors :

Margot Meynier, Frédérique Veillard

Production Designer :

Ivan Maussion

Costume designer :

Martine Rapin

Still Photographer :

Jean-Marie Leroy

Assistant Director :

Renaud Alcalde

Screenwriters :

Hervé Palud, Igor Aptekman, Simon Michaël

Director of Photography :

Bernard Lutic

Production Manager :

Claude Parnet

Editor :

Roland Baubeau

Continuity supervisor :

Anne-Marie Garcia

Music Composer :

Manu Katché

Sound Mixer :

Thierry Lebon

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Feature film

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Comedy, Adventure

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 37 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Acapulco French Film Festival - 1998

Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 1998)


French Feature Films