> A cardboard box office
Released during the period of Christmas and New year in 1994, Little Indian, Big City has encountered a surprise hit at the French box office. The comedy carried by Thierry Lhermitte and Patrick Timsit recorded 7.9 million admissions in theaters, making this feature the 26th highest-grossing film in French cinema.
> Ludwig Briand, a star back in the shadows
At only 13 years, the young Ludwig Briand was propelled to stardom thanks to her performance in the comedy Little Indian, Big City . But this first role, for which he has received 400,000 francs at the time, has finally taken its toll on his career. At Nouvel Observateur , it confided in 2014 having accumulated jobs after graduation: facilitator leisure center vendor in a duty free zone in an airport, Realtor … If Ludwig Briand, aujourd ‘hui aged 34, does not close the door to the cinema, he knows that the role of Mimi-Siku was a too heavy burden to carry. “The filmmakers did not want me to play, he recalls. I tell myself that I have a reputation that appeals more to viewers as directors. This is the problem of the French system.”
> An American remake
Like The Total My Father the Hero or Nine months , the French comedies outputs in the early 1990s, Little Indian, Big City has also got its Hollywood remake. Directed by John Pasquin, An Indian in New York , released in 1997, brought together including Tim Allen and Martin Short. But the film did not encounter the success hoped when it was released in theaters, not collecting that $ 59.9 million worldwide …
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