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by Nicolas Philibert


She is 40 years old, lives in Paris, has long, reddish hair, seems lost in thought and has a majestic aura about her: Nénette, the film's star, is an orang-utan from the ape house at the Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes. Nénette is a professional: she is relaxed and indifferent as she takes in the parade of people who file past her glass cage daily. From her gallery, she looks down on the goings-on of her younger fellows and watches the visitors, who often just come for her sake.

international title: Nenette
original title: Nénette
country: France
sales agent: Les Films du Losange
year: 2009
genre: documentary
directed by: Nicolas Philibert
film run: 70'
release date: FR 31/03/2010, GB 04/02/2011
screenplay: Nicolas Philibert, Léa Masson
cinematography by: Katell Djian, Nicolas Philibert
music: Philippe Hersant, Pascal Gallois
producer: Serge Lalou
production: Les Films d'Ici, Forum Des Images
distributor: Les Films du Losange, Curzon Artificial Eye