Rent The Ape Woman (1964)

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1h 33min
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Synopsis:
Famously irreverent, Ferreri was so off-beat and scathing as an author implacably dissecting our societal mores in all his masterful films, that he was labelled 'dangerous'! The film is inspired by a true story of the nihilistically cruel exploitation of a young carnival performer, Julia Pastrana, whose body was completely covered in hairs. She is brought to life here by an extraordinary Annie Girardot - France's highest-paid actress of the time - in a natural measured and elegant performance from which emanates the ambiguous emotion of being alluring yet devastatingly poignant as 'the ape woman'.
An unscrupulous hustler (a magnificent Ugo Tognazzi), discovers the young woman in a convent and marries her in order to get her on the freak-show circuit and cash in on the distinctive appearance of her body and face covered in hairs.
Actors:
, , , Filippo Pompa Marcelli, , Elvira Paolini, Ugo Rossi, Donna Badoglio, , Jacques Ruet, , Vittoria Esposito, Eva Belami,
Directors:
Producers:
Carlo Ponti
Writers:
Rafael Azcona, Marco Ferreri
Aka:
La donna scimmia
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama
Countries:
Italy, New Releases, Classics, Comedy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
93 minutes
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/10/2021
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
Italian LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English Close Captioned, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Two separate film endings: Director's and Producer's versions
  • Exclusive 90 min documentary on Marco Ferreri with Gerard Depardieu, Philippe Noiret, Christophe Lambert, Ornella Muti

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