Krippendorf's Tribe

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Krippendorf's Tribe

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Krippendorf's Tribe

Release Date: February 27, 1998

Year    :   1998
Slogan    :   «He's discovered the wildest tribe in his own backyard!»
Genres    :   Comedy, Family
Production Companies    :   Touchstone Pictures
Director    :   Todd Holland
Producers    :   Jackie Burch, Larry Brezner, Ross Canter, Whitney Green
Writers    :   Charlie Peters, Frank Parkin
RunTime    :   94 mins.

After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his three troubled children into the Shelmikedmu, a primitive culture whose habits enthrall scholars. But when a spiteful rival threatens to blow the whistle on Krippendorf's ruse, he gets into the act as well.

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