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Bye Bye Monkey

Bye Bye Monkey

A Feature film by Marco Ferreri

Produced by Alliance Film Communication (AFC), Prospectacle, Action Films

Release in France : 24/05/1978


    Immigrants Luigi and Lafayette work for Andreas Flaxman at his wax museum in Lower Manhattan. Luigi, an asthmatic middle-aged romantic, works as an artist/sculptor while the Lafayette functions as a jack-of-all trades for Flaxman, who is obsessed with Ancient Rome, a preoccupation that most of his exhibits reflect. Lafayette lives in a rat-infested basement some blocks away and carries a whistle with to scare the rodents, which seem to be endemic to the area. He also works as a stagehand for a feminist theater group in their Off-off Broadway theater where he suffers their sexist abuses including being forced to wear a leotard. Angelica, one of the beautiful actresses in the troupe is attracted to him, and they begin a relationship. At the same time Luigi comes across the 50 foot model of King Kong in a Hudson River landfill, apparently discarded after the 1976 movie version of "King Kong." There he finds an orphaned baby chimpanzee which he takes to be the giant simian's son. Allergic to animals, he gives it to Lafayette to adopt. Complications arise when Flaxman advises him to get rid of the monkey and Angelica becomes pregnant.

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    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Foreign production company :

    18 Dicembre Cinematografica

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    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producers :

    Maurice Bernart, Yves Peyrot, Yves Gasser

    Author of original work :

    Marco Ferreri

    Screenwriters :

    Marco Ferreri, Rafael Azcona, Gérard Brach

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Pierre Ruh

    Editor :

    Ruggero Mastroianni

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Assistant Director :

    Laurent Ferrier

    Executive Producer :

    Jacqueline Ferreri

    Foreign Producer :

    Giorgio Nocella

    Sound Assistant :

    Louis Gimel

    Production Designer :

    Dante Ferretti

    Still Photographer :

    Catherine Faux

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Philosophical tale

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    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

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    Nationality :

    50% French (Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 55 min

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    Posters (7)


    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1978

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1978)


    Official Competition