GenreComedy Duration CountryFrance
WriterNagisa Oshima, Jean-Claude Carriere Release dateMay 23, 1987 (1987-05-23) (Japan) ScreenplayNagisa Oshima, Jean-Claude Carriere CastAnthony Higgins (Peter), Charlotte Rampling (Margaret), Anne-Marie Besse (Suzanne), Victoria Abril, Pierre Étaix (Detective) Similar moviesRelated Nagisa Oshima movies
Max mon amour
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.
Charlotte Rampling as Margaret Jones
Anthony Higgins as Peter Jones
Victoria Abril as Maria
Anne-Marie Besse as Suzanne
Nicole Calfan as Hélène
Pierre Étaix as Le détective / Detective
Bernard Haller as Robert
Sabine Haudepin as Françoise, la prostituée
Christopher Hovik as Nelson Jones
Fabrice Luchini as Nicolas
Diana Quick as Camille
Milena Vukotic as Margaret's Mother
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu as Archibald (as Bernard Pierre Donnadieu)
Ailsa Berk as Max (uncredited)
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.