Heroes of our childhood, Ludwig Briand, alias Mimi-Siku in the comedy “An Indian in the city” has changed a lot, as have the interpreters of Sophie and Jonathan. What happened to them after the Hervé Palud film released in 1994?
An Indian in the City: Classic of the 90s
Released in French cinemas in December 1994, the comedy An Indian in the city Hervé Palud has since achieved cult film status, especially for people born in the 80s. We follow Stéphane Marchadot (Thierry Lhermitte), French market operator, who goes to the Amazon to find his ex-wife Patricia ( Miou-Miou) in order to get him to sign the divorce papers in order to marry his new partner (Arielle Dombasle). Once there, he finds out that he has a 13-year-old son, Mimi-Siku (Ludwig Briand). Convinced by the latter who dreams of seeing the Eiffel Tower, he decides to take her with him to introduce him to Western civilization, far from the habits of the little boy. Once in Paris, the latter has a hard time acclimating to city habits. and chain disasters, especially when he falls in love with Sophie, the daughter of his father’s best friend.
Great public success, An Indian in the city totaled nearly 8 million admissions in France upon release and helped relaunch Thierry Lhermitte’s career. His cult lines, notably Mimi-Siku’s famous “wakatépé baboune”, are some of the reasons that push us to see him again and again.
In 1997, Disney produced an American remake, An Indian in New York, which was also released in France in August 1998, but did not meet with the same success.
What happened to Ludwig Briand (Mimi-Siku) after the film?
Real star at the exit of the film, Ludwig Briand, the interpreter of Mimi-Siku then very quickly disappeared from the radars after having played in several episodes of the series One and one is six between 1997 and 1999 and some telefilms. Desiring to get away from the movie sets after his role in An indian in the city, Ludwig Briand focused on his law studies and today works as a clerk at the Ministry of Justice, as he revealed in an interview for our colleagues from TV-Leisure in 2017.
While he has changed a lot physically (especially in terms of hair), Ludwig Briand nevertheless admits that he is sometimes stopped in the street by people who recognize him. When the film is on television, he admits that he then receives a lot of add requests on Facebook as well as many texts from his friends and colleagues.
What becomes of Pauline Pinsolle (Sophie) and Stanley Zana (Jonathan)?
For their part, Pauline Pinsolle and Stanley Zana, who played the children of Richard, Stéphane’s colleague, played by Patrick Timsit, also moved away from the film sets. If we are to believe her Instagram account, the first specialized in journalism and communication. As for his little brother in the film, he turned to a career in real estate since he founded the company MyBnBManager.