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Max, mon amour

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Original title
Max, mon amour
Year
Running time
94 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Jean-Claude Carrière, Nagisa Oshima
Music
Michel Portal
Cinematography
Raoul Coutard
Cast
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Producer
Greenwich Film Production S.A. / Films A2
Genre
Comedy. Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Reserved and cool, Margaret is the French wife of Peter, a British diplomat posted to France with their son Nelson. She takes a lover, a chimpanzee she bought from a zoo and installed in a flat. Peter asks that she bring the chimp, Max, to live with them. He obsesses about Margaret and Max's relationship, hiring a prostitute so he can watch Max perform (Max declines) and peering through the keyhole as Margaret and Max sleep. He tries to kill Max, then finally accepts the ape's presence. When she is called away to her ill mother's bedside, Max stops eating. Worried, Peter takes Max and Nelson to the countryside so Max can be with Margaret; once there, Nature beckons. Is Max lost?
Awards
1986: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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