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Port of Antwerp, Belgium, the 1950s. A freighter finally arrives at its destination after suffering something of a mishap. The crew members are shaken, but fine. Unfortunately the cargo has suffered from prolonged exposure to incredibly high temperatures: virtually all of the exotic animals have perished. Among the sole survivors is a strange animal captured by the Chahutas Indians: a kind of yellow primate with black polka-dots and a disproportionate tail. This savage and dangerous animal soon rids itself of its jailers and escapes to Brussels where he will be taken in by François, a wildlife-loving child whose classmates harass him because of his mother’s illicit love life during WWII (which is still fresh in people’s minds). This is the true story of the Marsupilami!