The Ape Woman

UK 15 Certificate
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October 11, 2021
Director
Runtime
1 Hour 38 Minutes
Genre
Drama, Comedy
Language
Italian
From CultFilms
abusive behaviour, racism, sexualised nudity

The Ape Woman is based on the true story of 19th-century carnival performer Julia Pastrana. In Ferreri’s film, an extraordinary Annie Girardot delivers an elegant and devastating performance as Maria ‘the ape woman’, a covent scullery maid whose body is covered in hair, from head to toe. Her life is uprooted when an unscrupulous hustler, discovers and marries her in order to get her on the freak show circuit and cash in on her distinctive appearance.

Last updated
September 16, 2021

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