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Max mon amour

Max mon amour

Max mon amour

1986 / 92min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: NAGISA ÔSHIMA

Oshima teamed with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, longtime collaborator of the then recently deceased Luis Buñuel, to create this deadpan farce in the Buñuelian register, starring Charlotte Rampling as the elegant wife of icy English diplomat Anthony Higgins who threatens to upend the family’s spotless bourgeoisie propriety when she falls hopelessly for a new lover—a circus chimp named Max, who she insists on introducing into polite society. Utterly warped and all the more hilarious or being played absolutely straight.