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Max, mon amour

Max, mon amour

A Feature film by Nagisa Oshima

Produced by Greenwich Film Productions

Release in France : 22/10/1986


    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?

    Actors (21)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Greenwich Film Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    Films A2

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    Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA)

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    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producer :

    Serge Silberman

    Screenwriters :

    Nagisa Oshima, Jean-Claude Carrière

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Philippe Le Roux

    Production Manager :

    Ully Pickardt

    Sound editor :

    Adeline Yoyotte

    Production Designer :

    Pierre Guffroy

    Foley artist :

    Daniel Couteau

    Still Photographers :

    Jean-Pierre Fizet, Arnaud Borrel

    Assistant directors :

    Yann Gilbert, Bernard Cohn, Laurence De Moustier, Marion Lary

    Director of Photography :

    Raoul Coutard

    Assistant Operators :

    Bruno Affret, Jean Garcenot

    Editor :

    Hélène Plemiannikov

    Continuity supervisor :

    Monique Herran

    Music Composer :

    Michel Portal

    Sound Mixer :

    Claude Villand

    Location manager :

    Claude-Anne Paureilhe

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    Feature film

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    French, English

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    Runtime :

    1 h 38 min

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