Tarzan’s Testicles / Ouale lui Tarzan

The legend states that Stalin imagined creating a new breed of human apes, who would be the most resilient workers on the planet. The New Man, at the core of communist ideology, could be its avatar.
This tale originated in a lost corner of the Caucasus, where a peculiar Institute, which has been using monkeys for advanced medical research, was founded in 1927. A scientific nursery breeds monkeys and dreams.
Here, in Sukhumi, researchers have been trying to reach some of humanity’s everlasting dreams: control nature, find the secret of eternal youth, discover the miraculous cure for cancer, develop the ability of the human body to resist in the outer space… thus stretching the limits of Science towards Fiction.
90 years after, The New Man is dead, but other human dreams try to survive there, against all odds.

Trailer

Details

Country of Production
Romania, France

Year of Production
2017

Format
HD, DCP

Length
107 min

Director
Alexandru Solomon

Production
Hi Film Productions in co-production with Seppia, HBO Romania

Original Language
Russian, Abkhazian

Subtitles
English, French

Festivals / Awards

Karlovy Vary IFF 2017