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When the elevator of their public housing breaks down, the fates of Felix, a disabled pensioner, Ana, a single mother struggling with her move and Seydou, a young man passionate about dance... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Benjamin Sanou Benjamin Sanou ... Seydou
Paul Minthe Paul Minthe ... Félix
Nicole Mersey ... Ana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amélie Chérubin-Soulières Amélie Chérubin-Soulières ... Madame Célestin
Frank Lupo Frank Lupo ... Policier 1
Davy Meunier Davy Meunier ... Concierge
Hemen Mohammadi Hemen Mohammadi ... Policier 2
Ludovic Payet Ludovic Payet ... Démenageur 1
Cathy Sarr Cathy Sarr ... Maman Sedou
Rosario Varricchione Rosario Varricchione ... Chéf-Sécurité
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When the elevator of their public housing breaks down, the fates of Felix, a disabled pensioner, Ana, a single mother struggling with her move and Seydou, a young man passionate about dance intertwine towards an explosive ending where their limits will be tested.

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Country:

Switzerland

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French

Release Date:

18 February 2018 (France) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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At the end of the film, when the character of Seydou urgently leaves the building, it is another actor than Benjamin Sanou who is running. This is Sebastien Lopes, an amateur actor who was originally chosen to interpret the role. The crew had started shooting with the latter, but on the 3rd day, during the "pursuit race" with the civilian cops, he tore his muscles, preventing him from continuing shooting. That's how Benjamin Sanou joined the film. See more »

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A marvellous short film
3 November 2018 | by vic-22880See all my reviews

I saw 'Bonobo' at the 2018 Melbourne International Film Festival and thought it a cleverly interwoven story of intersecting lives, all influenced by the spasmodic behaviour of the elevator. It was all the more impressive on a second viewing. It winds up the audience with all the frustrations of modern life: bureaucrats who don't listen, companies with no service, social injustice. It's a universal slice of life in 2018 we all can recognise.


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