Mimi-Siku's incredible conversion at 42 years old

By Jason Mathurin

– Published in July 05, 2023 at 20:30.

Tonight on TF1 an iconic film will be shown: an Indian in the city… But what happened to the translator Mimi-Siku?

Released in 1994, the film An Indian in the City recorded around 7 million views in cinemas. A box office success for this French production. Being iconic, the film is full of references that still keep us entertained. It's gotten to the point where it's almost intergenerational. Although some may see it as an outdated film nowadays. It remains a cult for cinema lovers. The film has a choice cast, with Thierry Lhermitte, who is eager to relaunch his career. At his side, we also find Patrick Timsit, Pauline Pinsolle, but also the famous Arielle Dombasle, whose age secret was revealed. Surrounded by all these beautiful people, young Ludwig Briand made his cinema debut role that is still attached to him : it's from Mimi-Siku, the little one “Indians” in the city.

Indians in town: what happened to Mimi-Siku?

Ludwig Briand is best known for his key role in An Indian in the City. A somewhat outdated title nowadays… For good reason, the term “Indians” refers to the South Asian population of India… And not to Native Americans, who are incorrectly cataloged as Indians or Native Americans. This film is set when Stéphane (Thierry Lhermitte) goes to the Amazon to look for his ex-wife. He later learns that he has a 13-year-old son, Mimi-Siku (Ludwig), who is being raised as a native. The latter has difficulty adjusting to city life and falls in love with Sophie, the daughter of Richard, his father's colleague and friend. Since then, little Mimi-Siku has grown a lot. Born on May 9, 1981 in Soisy-sous-Montmorency in Val-d'Oise, he has had a few roles here and there. But today, it performs a completely different function.

“My parents and I want me to get a normal education”

Away from theater and cinema, Mimi Siku now works as a clerk. Far behind him were the days of An Indian in the City. “I continued acting until the age of 17, in the TV film La Caverne de la Rose d'or (1995) or Un et un fait six, series for TF1 (1997). But My parents and I want me to get a normal education.”, he confided in 2018 to Le Parisien. Meanwhile, he practiced law and worked as a sales representative in real estate. When asked by Morandini at Direct 8 in 2007, he admitted that he no longer had cinematography proposals. The man who is now 42 years old successfully passed the clerk's exam in 2015. A flawless and honorable journey, which proves that nothing just happens.

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