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A Feature film by Hervé Palud

Produced by Renn Productions

Release in France : 09/12/1998


    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.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Renn Productions

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

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    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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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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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