- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 24, 2011
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Kino Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: 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
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - French
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Pascal Gallois &
Director of Photography:
Nicolas Philibert &
Catherine Hebert &
Empire - 01/07/2010
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is educational, provocative and touching..."
Total Film - 03/01/2011
4 stars out of 5 -- "Nenette remains an enigmatic figure, Philibert makes fascinatingly clear how we humans project our own feelings and thoughts onto her."
Washington Post - 02/25/2011
3 stars out of 4 -- "[E]vocative....The collection of images and tidbits of information raise interesting questions about keeping animals in captivity."
Box Office - 02/02/2011
3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a wonderfully moving meditation on the capacity of animals to inspire our imaginations..."
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.
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