Krippendorf's Tribe

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Original title Krippendorf's Tribe
Category Comedy, Drama, Family
UK Release Date
Production year 1998
Production Country
Directors Todd Holland
Cast Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, Zakes Mokae, Siobhan Fallon, Natasha Lyonne, Gregory Smith, Lily Tomlin, Stephen Root, Elaine Stritch, Mila Kunis, David Ogden Stiers


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.