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Max mon amour ()


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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 Besse ...
Suzanne
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Hélène
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Le détective / Detective
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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
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Archibald (as Bernard Pierre Donnadieu)
Thomas Austerweil
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Le vétérinaire (as Pierre Bonnafet)
Philippe Brigaud
Roselyne Brunet
Pierre Cheremetieff ...
(as Pierre Cherementieff)
David Gabison ...
Le brigadier
Ève Greter
Pierre Guillermo
Nicholas Hawtrey ...
(as Nicolas Hawtrey)
Claude Jaeger ...
Roger Lemaître, le zoologue / Zoologist
Anne Kreis
Laurent Spielvogel ...
Dr. Mischler
Robin Steiger
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Ailsa Berk ...
Max (uncredited)

Directed by

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Nagisa Ôshima ... (as Nagisa Oshima)

Written by

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Nagisa Ôshima ... (scenario) (as Nagisa Oshima) and
Jean-Claude Carrière ... (scenario)
 
Jean-Claude Carrière ... (based on an idea by)

Produced by

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Serge Silberman ... producer

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Michel Portal

Cinematography by

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Raoul Coutard

Film Editing by

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Hélène Plemiannikov

Editorial Department

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Florence Poulain ... assistant editor
Catherine Sevetier ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Pierre Guffroy

Costume Design by

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Bernard Perris ... costume designer: women

Makeup Department

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Stuart Artingstall ... makeup special effects collaborator
Janice Barnes ... makeup special effects collaborator
Ailsa Berk ... makeup special effects collaborator
Jacques Clemente ... chief makeup artist (as Jacques Clément)
Jamie Courtier ... makeup special effects collaborator
Elisabeth Daynes ... special makeup
Marie-Hélène Duguet ... assistant makeup artist
Diana Moseley ... makeup special effects collaborator (as Diana Mosley)
William Plant ... makeup special effects collaborator
Jean-Marie Roueche ... hair stylist
John Stephenson ... makeup special effects collaborator (as John Stevenson)

Production Management

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Therese Kaufmann ... second assistant unit manager (as Thérèse Kaufmann)
Loic Nedelec ... assistant unit manager (as Loïc Nédélec)
Claude-Anne Paureilhe ... unit manager
Ulrich Picard ... production manager (as Ully Pickardt)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bernard Cohn ... first assistant director
Laurence De Moustier ... second assistant director
Yann Gilbert ... second assistant director
Marion Lary ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Alain Guffroy ... second assistant decorator
Pierre Lefait ... set dresser
Marc Pinquier ... assistant set dresser
Jacques Preisach ... property master
Albert Rajau ... first assistant decorator

Sound Department

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Daniel Couteau ... sound effects
Jean-Philippe Le Roux ... sound engineer
Lionel Pauty ... sound assistant
Claude Villand ... sound mixer
Adeline Yoyotte ... sound editor (as Adeline Yoyotte-Husson)

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Ray Scott ... makeup special effects
Clive R. Kay ... special effects contact lenses (uncredited)

Stunts

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Claude Carliez ... stunt consultant

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bruno Affret ... assistant camera
Arnaud Borrel ... still photographer (as Arnaud Borel)
André Clément ... camera operator
Jean-Pierre Fizet ... still photographer
Jean Garcenot ... assistant camera
Jean Hennau ... key grip (as Jean Henneau)
Paul Richard ... still photographer
Michel Vocoret ... chief electrician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Brigitte Demouzon ... assistant costumer
Thérèse Fournier ... wardrober (as Thérése Fournier)
Sylvia Panigel ... chief costumer

Music Department

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Francis Darizcuren ... musician: bass guitar
Carole Fredericks ... singer
Michel Portal ... musician: clarinets
Georges Rodi ... music recordist: A. D. S. R. (as G. Rodi)
Jean Schwarz ... music recordist: Celia Records (as J. Schwarz)

Other crew

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Noëlle Audejan ... production secretary
Rick Baker ... chimp's sequence advisor
Jacques Baschung ... production administrator
Maurice Binder ... title designer
Monique Herran ... script supervisor
Jacqueline Oblin ... production administrator
Bertrand Raison ... press attache
Paul Witz ... transflex

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines A Love Triangle of Primate Proportion. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Max My Love (World-wide, English title)
  • Max, mi amor (Spain)
  • Szerelmem, Max (Hungary)
  • Max, Meu Amor (Portugal)
  • Makkusu, mon amûru (Japan)
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  • 92 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Co-writer Jean-Claude Carrière, producer Serge Silberman and actor Milena Vukotic were all frequent collaborators with Luis Buñuel, and Max mon amour (1986) resembles his work in its understated, unsensational treatment of frequently outrageous events. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Look (2011). See more »

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