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Bij de beesten af (1972)

Documentary that explores the differences and similarities between human behavior and that of animals.

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Documentary that explores the differences and similarities between human behavior and that of animals.

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A Breath Taking Spectacle of Wild Splendor and Fury

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21 December 1972 (Netherlands)  »

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Ape and Super-Ape  »

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A soap animal documentary
31 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Most documentaries about animals tell you have they live and reproduce. In this one by the great Bert Haantsra you witness a kind of soap-episode. He gives names to the monkeys and he follows them for a long period. Although the chimps live in a zoo, you get a great inside look on how these animals behave and interact with each other. The climax of the film is when Haanstra places a fake lion to see how the chimps react.


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