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Supermurgeman lives with his wife (the Queen of Potatoes with Cheese) on an exotic island where there is a village, a mysterious Mount Destiny, a seagull and a building owned by SOFROCO-GEDEC — a multinational corporation that is trying to expand its empire by creating a fast food restaurant built between two palm trees. It’s here that Alexandre Legrand (a cantankerous young man who’s introduced to the village by the witch doctor as the Great Bwana) and his henchman, Mister-Chocolate (a large, sticky mass of Brownie) turn up and begin to shoot “The Law of the Jungle”, a jewel of a reality television show produced by SOFROCO-GEDEC…
As his name suggests, Supermurgeman is a super hero. Of course he’s invincible, thanks to his “supermurgebière” — and not to mention his super arsenal: a flashlight, a multi-function Swiss Army knife, a tube of toothpaste, an old tire and a box that moos like a cow (oddly, everything will come in handy — except the toothpaste). Nevertheless, for him it’s a constant struggle because of his chronic stupidity and he goes through the whole story without understanding a thing – which gives us a flood of subtly woven and dialogued gags, each loonier than the next. This clash of cultures — super hero, corporate monopoly and reality television show — is perfectly delightful.