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Director  Marco Ferreri
Music director  Teo Usuelli
Country  Italy France
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Duration  
Language  Italian French
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Release date  1964 (1964)
Writer  Rafael Azcona, Marco Ferreri
Screenplay  Marco Ferreri, Rafael Azcona
Cast  Ugo Tognazzi (Antonio Focaccia), Annie Girardot (Maria), Achille Majeroni (Majoroni), Filippo Pompa Marcelli (Bruno), Ermelinda De Felice, Elvira Paolini
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The Ape Woman (Italian: La donna scimmia, French: Le Mari de la femme à barbe) is a 1964 Italian-French drama film directed by Marco Ferreri. It was entered into the 1964 Cannes Film Festival. The film was inspired by the real-life story of Julia Pastrana a 19th-century woman exploited as a freak show attraction by her manager Theodore Lent.

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In 2008 the film was selected to enter the list of the 100 Italian films to be saved.

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Plot

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Marie, the "Ape Woman" (Annie Girardot), is completely covered with hair; the entrepreneur Focaccia (Ugo Tognazzi) discovers her in a convent in Naples; he marries her (a condition imposed by the nuns) and begins exhibiting her to the public. He tries to sell her to a man who insists on her virginity, but she is a little reluctant. After tasting success in Paris, she dies during childbirth. Focaccia recovers her mummy from the museum of natural history and exhibits it in Naples.

Cast

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  • Ugo Tognazzi as Antonio Focaccia
  • Annie Girardot as Maria
  • Achille Majeroni as Majoroni
  • Filippo Pompa Marcelli as Bruno
  • Ermelinda De Felice as Sister Furgonicino (as Linda De Felice)
  • Elvira Paolini as Chambermaid
  • Ugo Rossi as Ponszoner

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    The Ape Woman Marco Ferreris Hairy Angel Cinema Sojourns

    References

    The Ape Woman Wikipedia
    The Ape Woman IMDb The Ape Woman themoviedb.org


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