Bye Bye Monkey

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Bye Bye Monkey
File:Ciao maschio .jpg
Italian film poster
Directed by Marco Ferreri
Produced by Maurice Bernart
Written by Marco Ferreri
Gérard Brach
Rafael Azcona
Starring Gérard Depardieu
Marcello Mastroianni
James Coco
Gail Lawrence
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Music by Philippe Sarde
Cinematography Luciano Tovoli
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Release dates
February 24, 1978 (Italy)
Running time
114 min.
Country Italy
Language English

Bye Bye Monkey (Italian: Ciao maschio, French: Rêve de singe) is a 1978 Italian-French film, directed by Marco Ferreri and starring Gérard Depardieu, Marcello Mastroianni, James Coco and Geraldine Fitzgerald.[1] It is about a man who finds a baby chimpanzee in a giant King Kong prop and decides to raise it like a son. It was filmed in English and shot in Long Island, New York. As this was a French-Italian co-production, French and Italian dubbed versions were made for their respective countries' theatrical releases.



The film was presented at the official competition of the 1978 Cannes Film Festival and received the Grand Prize of the Jury, in tie with Jerzy Skolimowski's The Shout.[2]


  1. "NY Times: Bye Bye Monkey". NY Retrieved 2009-03-29.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Festival de Cannes: Bye Bye Monkey". Retrieved 2009-05-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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