Bingo Bongo

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  • 1982
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 6.0  (2,163)

Bingo Bongo is a charming Italian comedy film from 1982, directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile and starring Adriano Celentano, Carole Bouquet, and Felice Andreasi. This hilarious film follows the story of Bingo Bongo (played by the iconic Adriano Celentano), a jungle man who is stranded in the heart of Africa and is captured by scientists who are studying the life of apes in their natural habitat.

Bingo Bongo is a gentle and curious man who is nothing like the ape-like characteristics that the scientists expect him to have, and he becomes a subject of interest to them. During his time at the research center, he falls in love with Laura (played by Carole Bouquet), one of the scientists who works there. However, she is initially disgusted with the strange man who behaves like a monkey and avoids him at every turn.

Despite Laura's reluctance, the two eventually form a bond, and Bingo Bongo tries his best to integrate into the modern world. However, his attempts are not without their obstacles. Bingo Bongo finds himself struggling with the complicated nuances of human social behavior and customs, which he often misunderstands completely.

The comedy in the film arises from Bingo Bongo's numerous misadventures, as he tries to navigate his way through various social situations. The interactions between Bingo Bongo and the people around him - particularly Laura - are a riot, and provide plenty of chuckles and belly laughs.

The movie's pacing is quick, and the humor is mostly slapstick, with Bingo Bongo frequently getting himself into hilarious situations without quite knowing how it happened.

The film's direction and cinematography are excellent, and the musical score is delightful, with Adriano Celentano contributing to the soundtrack. The film also includes notable performances by Carole Bouquet, who shines as Laura, and Felice Andreasi, who plays the antagonist - a scientist who is relentless in his efforts to capture and torment Bingo Bongo.

Overall, Bingo Bongo is a whimsical and lighthearted comedy that will have you laughing from the first scene to the last. It is a delightful showcase of Adriano Celentano's comic timing and acting abilities, and is sure to leave you feeling charmed and entertained.

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    1 hr 42 min
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    6.0  (2,163)