B. Monkey (1998)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  15 July 1999 (Germany)
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A young woman attempts to end her criminal career. But she needs love to make it.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Furnace
Paul Neville
Mrs. Sturge
Frank Rice
Bryan Pringle ...
Ms. Cherry
Camilo Gallardo ...
Barman (Conrans)
Michael Carlin ...
Barman (Kings Head)
Elizabeth Ash ...
Nurse (as Elisabeth Ash)


Alan Furnace is a young man with the perfectly proper, quiet life of a London school teacher. But beneath all of that decency lies a burning desire for excitement and he just found it. She's a woman unlike any other: Unruly Irish eyes, Latin lips... her name is Beatrice, but on the streets they call her B. Monkey. She's about to take him on an outrageous, dangerous and sexy ride through the wild side of London. Written by Babalu

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 July 1999 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Agria omorfia  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$17,436 (USA) (10 September 1999)


$34,524 (USA) (17 September 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the reasons why Michael Caton-Jones quit the project was because Miramax head, Harvey Weinstein, nixed his proposal of casting Sophie Okonedo in the lead. See more »


Beatrice: Whoever thought I could find happiness in the middle of fucking nowhere?
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »


Written by Keir Frasier and James Braddell
Performed by 9 Lazy 9
Published by Just Isn't Music
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A somewhat derivative romantic thriller that's boosted byfantastic performances.
17 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

B. Monkey has some elements that are similar to La Femme Nikita. But is also manages to implement just enough fresh twists to keep the film from getting too derivative.

The film's biggest asset is the fantastic performances from everyone in the cast. It's pretty evident that this film was designed as a vehicle for the Italian goddess Asia Argento, and she definitely does not disappoint as far as her looks or her acting abilities are concerned. Everyone else does an equally great job and add some great nuances to what could have been generic characters.

The film is quite violent at times and also features strong doses of sex and nudity (mostly of Ms. Argento) but it's all done in a tasteful and artistic manner that keep the film from veering into exploitation territory.

Overall, a solid little romantic thriller and a stunning showcase for Asia Argento.


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