William Boyd on Man To Man
This was an English language film made by French producers with a great French director, Regis Wargnier (“Indochine”). Set in the 1870s, it is the story of three British anthropologists who try to make their name by discovering the so-called “missing link”. To this end they kidnap a pygmy couple in central Africa and bring them back to Britain to be displayed to the world. Starring Kristen Scott Thomas and Joseph Feinnes, it opened the Berlin Film Festival in 2005.