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...
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From Regina's personal and visual memories, a tribute to her uncle Thomas, a humble man with a simple and anonymous life. This is her acknowledgment how one does not have to be somebody to become exceptional in our life.
A happily married young couple must carefully evaluate their relationship and trust in one another, plus own moral standing when a potentially seedy yet highly financial offer is presented to them in a time of recession.
The world after the nuclear apocalypse. Pale light lits the scenery of total destruction. The surviving humans vegetate in wet cellars under the nuclear winter. But somehow human spirit ... See full summary »
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.
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 »
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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