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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1996 - 27 July.4 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1996

Eva is a girl that is feeling left out and ignored when her new baby brother arrives. Nothing is going well for her, until she finds a new friend. Her new friend is Dodger, a monkey. Dodger and Eva become close friends and entertain crowds at the Boardwalk. That is, until Eva finds out that Dodger has a hidden talent - he's a trained thief.

Original Title Monkey Trouble
Italian Title Il mio amico Zampalesta
Category Out of competition
Section Tributes
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 96'
Production Year 1994
Nationality Japan, USA
Directed by Franco Amurri
Screenplay Franco Amurri
Music Mark Mancina
Main cast Thora Birch, Harvey Keitel, Finster

 regista franco amurriFRANCO AMURRI

First met Susan Sarandon when he was a second assistant director on La tempesta (1982) in 1981. They got to know each other during the filming of Io e il duce (1985) in 1984 and lived together from that year until their February 1988 breakup.
Father of actress Eva Amurri Martino, son of writer Antonio Amurri and actress Milvia Mostardi, brother of writer Valentina Amurri.