Gorilla Bathes at Noon (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Gorilla Bathes at Noon (1993)

Gorilla Bathes at Noon (1993)




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By the end of this whimsical little film, we learn that its hero, a Russian army officer, is afraid that others will learn just how good the food is in Berlin's city prison, and crowd him out of his place there. It is just after the reunification of East and West Germany, and Victor Borisovic (Svetozar Cvetkovic), along with the rest of his unit, is expecting orders any day now to return to Russia. Instead, every one of his men leaves; where they went, no one knows. The government hasn't been sending paychecks to the men for some time now, and even if they did, the ruble is worth almost nothing against the mark. Victor has no men to boss around, no money, and no food. So it is not too surprising to see him wandering around the city in his fine uniform, stealing food from the zoo's animals, and making the acquaintance of all sorts of people living on the edge. Really, being abandoned in Berlin is probably the best thing that has ever happened to him.
Art House & International , Comedy
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Svetozar Cvetkovic
as Victor Borisovich
Anita Mancic
as Miki Miki/Lenin
Alexandra Rohmig
as German Girl
Petar Bozovic
as Trandafil
Andreas Lucius
as Policeman
Eva Ras
as Mother
Natasa Babic-Zoric
as Frau Schmidt
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Critic Reviews for Gorilla Bathes at Noon

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Though his new offering lacks the vigor and anarchy of his best work, it's still immensely likable.

Full Review… | November 7, 2007
Top Critic

Not riveting.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Without quite returning to his Yugoslav roots or regaining all the energy of his early features, Dusan Makavejev gets back to the sources of some of his best 60s and 70s work.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

An oddly elegiac comedy.

Full Review… | November 7, 2007
TV Guide

I have no idea what the title means.

February 14, 2001

Audience Reviews for Gorilla Bathes at Noon

An odd little movie- odd even for Dusan Makavejev (and this guy did WR Mysteries of the Organism!)- but it has its moments. Most affecting is seeing the tearing down of a Lenin statue in Berlin inter-cut with footage from 1945 of Berliners winning the war. Some of it works, some not - it's the only movie I'll ever see where the main character spends time making out with a female Lenin dressed in a beard and then later on helps to pick out the bullet that's in the female-Lenin's brain. A shame it isn't always this weird though, and maybe a little dull too.

Jack Gattanella
Jack Gattanella

[center][font=Times New Roman][size=4][color=white][img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/73/148573.jpg[/img][/color][/size][/font][/center] [font=Times New Roman][size=4][color=white]I believe I am the first person to review this on RT.com, but oh, what an awful movie. This movie is completely symbolic. There is no real literal meaning and literal meaning is nearly essential for film to be good (in my eyes). The only movie with little literal meaning that I liked was Un Chien Andalou, and that was because its visuals were amazing. Gorilla's visuals were about as common as they come. Supposedly this movie is saying something about someone's government, blah, blah, blah. If you want to say something or if you want to use symbols, that's fine, but give me an actual plot to go along with it. Stay away from this garbage.[/color][/size][/font]

Chris Weseloh
Chris Weseloh

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