MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 34 this week

Max mon amour (1986)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 603 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 7 critic

A French wife takes a zoo chimp named Max to be her lover.

Director:

(as Naghisa Oshima)

Writers:

(scenario), (scenario), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2461 titles
created 17 Aug 2011
 
a list of 106 titles
created 18 Sep 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 15 Sep 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Max mon amour" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Max mon amour (1986)

Max mon amour (1986) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Max mon amour.
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are ... See full summary »

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryûichi Sakamoto
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In Osaka's slum, youth without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the buying and selling of identity cards and of blood. Alliances constantly shift. Tatsu ... See full summary »

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Masahiko Tsugawa, Kayoko Honoo, Isao Sasaki
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Ichirô Araki, Kazuko Tajima, Jûzô Itami
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Keiko Sakurai, Kei Satô, Tetsuo Ashida
Naked Youth (1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Kiyoshi is a brooding young man who treats women solely as objects. Makoto is a young woman who is just reaching her sexual awakening. She and her friends accept car rides from middle aged ... See full summary »

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Yûsuke Kawazu, Yoshiko Kuga
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A carefree afternoon at the beach turns into a comic misadventure when three young Japanese men are mistaken for illegal Korean residents.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Kazuhiko Kato, Osamu Kitayama, Norihiko Hashida
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Hakuchu no Torima" is the portrayal of a violent rapist as seen through the recollections of his wife and one of his victims. As the film starts, Eisuke (Kei Sato) encounters Shino (Saeda ... See full summary »

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Hideo Kanze, Hideko Kawaguchi, Saeda Kawaguchi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After Atsushi commits murder, he is blackmailed into keeping a suitcase full of embezzled money. What follows is a descent into depression and regret.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Katsuo Nakamura, Mariko Kaga, Yumiko Nogawa
Mascara (1987)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A respected police commissioner has a reputation as a fervent opera lover, but by night he also enjoys plunging into the transvestite scene. In addition, he harbors a longing for his very ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Conrad
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Michael Sarrazin, Derek de Lint
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A metaphysical mystery involving a university student's camera getting stolen, and the thief then committing suicide. Looking back upon the event, the situation comes to be questioned if it happened at all.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Kazuo Goto, Sukio Fukuoka, Kenichi Fukuda
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Fumio Watanabe, Masahiko Tsugawa
Boy (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young boy reluctantly aids his swindling father in a threatening scam.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Fumio Watanabe, Akiko Koyama, Tetsuo Abe
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Margaret Jones
...
Peter Jones
...
Maria
Anne-Marie Joubert ...
Suzanne (as Anne-Marie Besse)
Nicole Calfan ...
Hélène
...
Le détective / Detective
...
Robert
Sabine Haudepin ...
Françoise, la prostituée
Christopher Hovik ...
Nelson Jones
...
Nicolas
...
Camille
Milena Vukotic ...
Margaret's Mother
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ...
Archibald (as Bernard Pierre Donnadieu)
Thomas Austerweil
Bonnafet Tarbouriech ...
Le vétérinaire (as Pierre Bonnafet)
Edit

Storyline

Reserved and cool, Margaret is the French wife of Peter, a British diplomat posted to France with their son Nelson. She takes a lover, a chimpanzee she bought from a zoo and installed in a flat. Peter asks that she bring the chimp, Max, to live with them. He obsesses about Margaret and Max's relationship, hiring a prostitute so he can watch Max perform (Max declines) and peering through the keyhole as Margaret and Max sleep. He tries to kill Max, then finally accepts the ape's presence. When she is called away to her ill mother's bedside, Max stops eating. Worried, Peter takes Max and Nelson to the countryside so Max can be with Margaret; once there, Nature beckons. Is Max lost? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Greatest Ape Romance Since "King Kong." See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some aberrant sexual content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

22 October 1986 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Max, Meu Amor  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Scrivere Max mon amour (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Love and tolorance
13 April 2001 | by (Salt Lake City, Utah) – See all my reviews

I watched this film as a part of a film class that I take. For the first time I really liked a Oshima film as I watched it and not only after we talked about it. The story crosses all kinds of lines of what love is and how it can be felt by anybody or anything. All and all a good film to see. Note that for 1986 Rick Bakers effects are the most life-like I have seen of a monkey. Sometimes you even think it is a the real thing


13 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Max mon amour (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?