Man to Man

Synopsis: 1870. Dr. Jamie Dodd is elated : he has finally succeeded in capturing not one, but two pygmies. He brings them to Scotland with the help of Elena Van den Ende, an adventurous woman who sells wild animals to the zoos of Europe. His two anthropologist friends, Alexander and Fraser, and himself are certain they have discovered the missing link, which will make them famous. They start examining the pygmy couple from every angle and Jamie gradually discovers that Toko and Likola are just as sensitive and intelligent as any other homo sapiens. His two colleagues strongly reject this idea as it is glory they are after not the truth. Will Jamie be able to prove the two short people are genuine human beings and not freaks to be shown in a zoo?
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Régis Wargnier
Production: TPS Star
  1 nomination.
122 min

Hey, Man, stop! Wait!

Wait! Stop! We have

to re-tie the cords.

We have to get out of here!

He's bleeding.

The female is unconscious.

I insist!

Come on, let's go!


Hello, my little beauty.

The whole world's been looking

for you and I found you.

I'm going to call you "America".

You are my America

and by God...

I'm your Christopher Columbus.

Leave him!

Let him go!

Don't shoot!

My dear friends...

I can relate great news.

We have two of the savages:

A male and a female.

The male has tried

to kill me...

and he's the most ferocious

fighter, by I've survived.

The other Africans recoil

from our savages in fear.

They called them

"Spirits of the forest"...

and believe they can wreak

much evil magic.

- Why you leaving us?

- My work here is finished.

But this is your country.

You live here.

- My home is across the sea, sir.

- Your lord is here. He die here.

That is true and I'll carry

his memory in my heart. Always.

Why is it you want

with small men?

- I'll take them to my country.

- Why not take me?

Your wives would miss you

too much, sir.

You must take my men.

They big men.

I need to take pygmies.

I will study them, sir.

For why?

Because... all men on earth,

I believe, come from them.

But you're a white man.

These are black.

That is what the Doctor believes

if he's right he'll be famous.

What is famous?

Everybody in the whole

world will know who he is.

You want to be a king?

You take one little man...

one little woman to your

country and you king also!

- Is this why you go with him?

- No, sir.

So he give you plenty money.

Go to forest, take two little

people. Two of my men die.

You pay me!

Shall I have this loaded, Madam?

They don't belong to me anymore.

I'd given them to the King!

I think we should get the

birds on the next. Thank you.

We make sail in a few days. Our

ship awaits its precious cargo.

The two pygmies are safe and

well and I am healing fast.

The prospect of what lies before

us fills me with an excitement.

Our dreams are close

to being realized.

I don't understand!

What is he saying?

The pygmies would put

a curse on you.

They won't survive

outside their world.

At least we'll have their

bodies to study.

Aren't you gonna tell him

what I said?

Move yourselves!

Don't just lie there!

Move your legs!

Move! Get up!


Doctor! Leave them alone!

Stand up! Move your arms!

You'd be better talking

to the monkeys!

I'd be better off without you.

Come on, eat!

And you my lovely, you to eat.

Calm down.

Stop now!

Hey, back away! Now!

I've listed the pygmies as

a kind of anthropodial monkey.

We don't want to be taken

for slave traders.

I don't want to take any risks

but you're becoming the risk.

Let Zachary deal with,

he knows what is doing.

They are my responsibility.

They're my responsibility and

I don't want you going down.

I don't take orders!

Especially not from you!

Call it a "suggestion". I've

made this journey many times.

This is just a business venture

for you but for me...

it's probable these creatures

existed on earth before man.

At as other species were

becoming extinct, they survived.

There could be more at stake

than just the origin of man.

We could be talking

about the origin of all life!

I won't let a trader in wild

animals divert me.

You're forbidden to get down

to the hold.

My dear friends, a fever

has laid me low.

I suspect malaria so have kept

myself away from the pygmies.

I worry for them, in my absence,

but I dare not risk contagion.

We pass through ever

stormier seas.

Doctor! Come quick!

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