Nenette [DVD] [2010]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Nenette:
  • "Night Falls on the Menagerie," directed by Nicolas Philibert (2010, 11 minutes): after the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes closes for the day, its animals prepare for sleep
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Stills gallery

Synopsis

Nénette
Filmmaker Nicolas Philibert contemplates the effects of a life lived in captivity in this thoughtful documentary. Nenette is a 40-year-old orangutan who was born in a Borneo jungle but has been living in a Parisian zoo since she was three years old. Nenette has outlived her mates and spends her days in a Plexiglas cage with one of her offspring, sipping tea, eating snacks, and doing little as the zoo's visitors stop and observe her. In Nenette, Philibert focuses on the aging, red-furred ape from outside her cage, watching her just as most spectators do, while the zoo's staff and trainers talk about the orangutan, suggesting a disparity between the reality of Nenette's life and what humans read into the situation, as well as a disconnect between what we see and what we hear. Nenette was an official selection at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Agnes Laurent
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    Muriel Combeau
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    Charlotte Uzu
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    Agathe Berman
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