Max, Mon Amour

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Max, Mon Amour
Max, Mon Amour.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Nagisa Oshima
Produced by Serge Silberman
Written by Nagisa Oshima
Jean-Claude Carrière
Starring Charlotte Rampling
Anthony Higgins
Victoria Abril
Music by Michel Portal
Cinematography Raoul Coutard
Edited by Hélène Plemiannikov
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • May 23, 1987 (1987-05-23) (Japan)
Running time
97 minutes
Country France
United States
Language French

Max, Mon Amour a.k.a. Max, My Love is a 1986 film directed by Nagisa Oshima, starring Charlotte Rampling, Anthony Higgins, Victoria Abril, Pierre Étaix and Milena Vukotic. The screenplay was written by Oshima and Jean-Claude Carrière, and the film was produced by Serge Silberman.


Billed on the DVD cover as "the greatest ape romance since King Kong", Max, My Love is the story of a British diplomat in France, Peter Jones (Anthony Higgins), whose wife Margaret (Charlotte Rampling) takes a chimpanzee, Max, for her lover.



Co-writer Carriere, producer Silberman and actor Vukotic were all frequent collaborators with Luis Buñuel, and the film resembles his work in its understated, unsensational treatment of frequently outrageous events.


The film was entered into the 1986 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Max, Mon Amour". Retrieved 2009-07-11. 

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