Max mon amour (1986)

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A married French woman takes a zoo chimp named Max to be her lover.


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  • Charlotte Rampling and Ailsa Berk in Max mon amour (1986)
  • Charlotte Rampling and Ailsa Berk in Max mon amour (1986)
  • Charlotte Rampling and Ailsa Berk in Max mon amour (1986)
  • Charlotte Rampling and Ailsa Berk in Max mon amour (1986)
  • Charlotte Rampling in Max mon amour (1986)
  • Charlotte Rampling and Ailsa Berk in Max mon amour (1986)

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28 September 2006 | Thorsten_B
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| A different Type of discrete Charme
Mainly, this film is about Charlotte Ramplings love for a monkey (a chimpanzee, to be precise), and how her family, especially her husband, deals with it. In fact, upon finding out about his wives affair, Anthony Higgins' character remains surprisingly calm; he even proposes to have the monkey live with them in their house. Maybe he wants to prevent Rampling from leaving him; or he does so since he has an affair himself; or it is his attempt to be "open minded" even in front of an utmost unusual matter. But problems soon up: Not only does the maid (young Victoria Abril!) respond negative to the new guest; the couples friends slowly find up about the hidden secret and try to "help" by drawing in psychologist, zoologists, and so forth. Then, suddenly, Max, the monkey is gone... Sounds weird? It is. All over the film, one is reminded of some of Luis Bunuels work. In one particular scene, Higgins – eager to find if Rampling and Max do indeed share sexual experiences – pays a prostitute to "visit" Max, about which she has no problems (other than Max!). One could read it as a commentary about, once again, the lifestyle of the Bourgeoisie and the boredom that drives them, but in fact all of the characters are likable and there's not hint of criticism on social inequalities. It's filmed in a "children film style" way, yet in its contents designed exclusively for adults. It makes for an enjoyable reception, but once you've seen it, it's not something you want to watch it all too soon, since "Max mon Amour" is basically attractive for the unpredictable unfolding of the story.

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