Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

Director
Todd Holland

Main cast
Richard Dreyfuss; Jenna Elfman; Zakes Mokae; Siobhan Fallon; Natasha Lyonne

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Family

Description
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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