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by Marco Colli


The grotesque drama of two unmarried sisters is played out in a rundown middle-class apartment block, inhabited by people from all walks of life. The return of one of the sisters, in fact, jazzes up the lives of everyone in the building. Although wildly different the two women are weighed down by the same background and their cultural baggage of bourgeois respectability and pious hypocrisy.
Completely under the thumb of their elderly handicapped mother, they both worship a little monkey called Tombo, all they have left of their father who died in Africa many years before.

international title: Long Live the Monkey
original title: Viva la scimmia
country: Italy
year: 2000
genre: fiction
directed by: Marco Colli
film run: 82'
release date: IT 29/11/2002
screenplay: Marco Colli, Idolina Landolfi, Gianni Di Gregorio, Landolfo Landolfi
cast: Giuliana De Sio, Lunetta Savino, Giovanni Esposito, Claudio Spadaro, Daniela Fazzolari
cinematography by: Claudio Meloni
film editing: Luca Benedetti
art director: Simona Garotta
costumes designer: Patrizia Ciairano
music: Mario Tronco, Peppe D’Argenzio
producer: Enzo Porcelli, Claudio Vecchio
production: Alia Film, Afa Film
backing: Direzione generale Cinema e audiovisivo del Ministero della Cultura DGCA-MIC (MiBACT)
distributor: Sharada
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