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Bingo Bongo

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Original title
Bingo Bongo
Running time
102 min.
Italy Italy
Franco Ferrini, Franco Marotta, Enrico Oldoini, Laura Toscano
Pinuccio Pierazzoli
Alfio Contini
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Co-production Italy-Germany; Intercapital
Comedy | Apes. Animals
Synopsis / Plot
Bingo Bongo was stranded in the African jungle as a baby when his plane crashed (in a manner remniscient and in parody of Tarzan). He was thrown out by parachute at the last instant and subsequently adopted by chimpanzees. Years later, as a grown man with animalistic behaviour (and still wearing his old pacifier and parachute harness), Bingo Bongo is captured by an expedition and brought to an anthropology institution in Milan for study and shut in a cage. Bingo Bongo proves not only to be extremely strong and highly intelligent and perceptive (with some uncomfortable results for the researchers), he also develops a crush on Laura, one of the researchers, and bonds with her pet chimpanzee Renato. Laura, on the other hand, tries her best to integrate Bingo Bongo into human society.
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