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Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978)

Koko, le gorille qui parle (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 4 December 1979 (USA)
A documentary that follows Dr. Penny Patterson's current scientific study of Koko, a gorilla who communicates through American Sign Language.

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Barbet Schroeder
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Cast overview:
Koko ... Le Gorille
Penny Patterson Penny Patterson ... Self
Saul Kitchener Saul Kitchener ... Directeur du Zoo de San Francisco
Carl Pribram Carl Pribram ... Le professeur de Neuroscience
Roger Fouts Roger Fouts ... Le docteur en psychologie
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A documentary that follows Dr. Penny Patterson's current scientific study of Koko, a gorilla who communicates through American Sign Language.

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Documentary

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Not Rated
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Trivia

Koko the Gorilla died on June 19, 2018 at the age of 46. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Dealership (1998) See more »

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The relationship between Penny and Koko makes me feel a little uncomfortable.
20 September 2020 | by mehomehmedbasicSee all my reviews

A discreet camera captures in detail it's two simian subjects: Koko, a laid-back mountain gorilla with sign language skills, and Koko's mentor Penny, a type-A researcher whose methods include non-stop human interaction. Unsurprisingly delves into the ethical dilemma of anthropomorphism


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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

4 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Koko, a Talking Gorilla See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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