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Max mon amour (1986)

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

Director:

Nagisa Ôshima (as Nagisa Oshima)

Writers:

Nagisa Ôshima (scenario) (as Nagisa Oshima), Jean-Claude Carrière (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Rampling ... Margaret Jones
Anthony Higgins ... Peter Jones
Victoria Abril ... Maria
Anne-Marie Besse Anne-Marie Besse ... Suzanne
Nicole Calfan ... Hélène
Pierre Étaix ... Le détective / Detective
Bernard Haller ... Robert
Sabine Haudepin Sabine Haudepin ... Françoise, la prostituée
Christopher Hovik Christopher Hovik ... Nelson Jones
Fabrice Luchini ... Nicolas
Diana Quick ... Camille
Milena Vukotic ... Margaret's Mother
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ... Archibald (as Bernard Pierre Donnadieu)
Thomas Austerweil Thomas Austerweil
Bonnafet Tarbouriech ... Le vétérinaire (as Pierre Bonnafet)
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Storyline

Peter is a British diplomat in Paris. He is told by a detective that his wife, Margaret, has rented a flat where she spends quite a few hours monkeying around with a lover - a chimpanzee called Max. The relationship is serious, heartfelt, and sexual, so Peter invites the chimp to live with them. Written by lament

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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 »
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Country:

France | USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

22 October 1986 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Max, Meu Amor See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Love and tolorance
13 April 2001 | by lalukeSee 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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