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Max mon amour (1986)

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

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Margaret Jones
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Peter Jones
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Maria
Anne-Marie Joubert ...
Suzanne (as Anne-Marie Besse)
Nicole Calfan ...
Hélène
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Robert
Sabine Haudepin ...
Françoise, la prostituée
Christopher Hovik ...
Nelson Jones
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Nicolas
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Camille
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Margaret's Mother
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ...
Archibald (as Bernard Pierre Donnadieu)
Thomas Austerweil
Bonnafet Tarbouriech ...
Le vétérinaire (as Pierre Bonnafet)
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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>

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A Love Triangle of Primate Proportion. See more »

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Rated R for some aberrant sexual content | See all certifications »
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22 October 1986 (France)  »

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Max, Meu Amor  »

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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


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