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Bimboland (1998)

A shy French anthropologist who happens to be secretly in love with her college superior, chooses "bimbos" as the subject of her thesis. She becomes one of them in order to do that, and the professor she loves falls for her new identity.

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Ariel Zeitoun

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Rose Bosch (scenario and dialogue) (as Roselyne Bosch)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judith Godrèche ... Cécile Bussy (as Judith Godreche)
Aure Atika ... Alex Baretto
Gérard Depardieu ... Laurent Gaspard (as Gerard Depardieu)
Sophie Forte Sophie Forte ... Karène Leblond
Armelle Armelle ... Nathalie
Dany Boon ... Greg (as Danyboon)
Amanda Lear Amanda Lear ... Gina
Laëtitia Lacroix Laëtitia Lacroix ... Sandra (as Laetitia Lacroix)
Thiam Aïssatou Thiam Aïssatou ... Ludmilla (as Thiam)
Saskia Mulder ... Vanessa
Evelyne Buyle Evelyne Buyle ... Gaëlle Bussy
Christian Charmetant ... Le chirurgien
Valerie Barriere Valerie Barriere ... Sonia (as Valérie Barrière)
Gil Royer Gil Royer ... Journaliste conférencé
Monique Letitre Monique Letitre ... Elisabeth - la doyenne
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A shy French anthropologist who happens to be secretly in love with her college superior, chooses "bimbos" as the subject of her thesis. She becomes one of them in order to do that, and the professor she loves falls for her new identity.

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Offensive to Maori
24 September 2009 | by dugong1See all my reviews

I did enjoy the film. However, Gerard Depardieu's character is an anthropologist whose main focus of study are the Maori of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Being from New Zealand, I have grown up with Maori culture. So it affected my appreciation of the film when the character shows a Maori tattoo which is blue. BLUE?!?! Blue is NOT the colour of a Maori Tattoo! And there is a scene where the character recreates a haka - - but in an extremely incorrect way. A Maori haka is a dance or war; it is meant to show strength, empower your warriors and scare the opposition. One doesn't run from side to side slapping oneself for no reason and throwing ones arms in the air like a monkey. It is offensive. Gah! Who did their research?! Bimboland does tell a good story. But please do some effective research, lest you alienate your international audience.


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Official Sites:

Gaumont France

Country:

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Language:

French | German

Release Date:

23 December 1998 (France) See more »

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Er liebt sie, er liebt sie nicht See more »

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