Tarzan’s Testicles / Ouale lui Tarzan

Sukhumi is the capital of Abkhazia, a tiny, unrecognized republic on the shores of the Black Sea. On its highest hill lies a medical institute of research on monkeys, established by the Soviets in the 1920’s. The legend states it was meant to create a hybrid between man and ape. This creature never came to life, nor has the communist New Man. Today, men and monkeys are caged in a territory ravaged by war and decades of cruelty, both victims of a failed series of experiments.



Country of Production
Romania, France

Year of Production

HD, DCP, BluRay

107 min

Alexandru Solomon

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

Original Language
Russian, Abkhazian

English, French

Festivals / Awards

Karlovy Vary IFF 2017
Astra FF Sibiu 2017
In Science FF Nijmegen 2017
Cork FF 2017
Stockholm IFF 2017
ArtDocFest Moscow 2017
Alpe Adria Cinema FF Trieste 2018
DocPoint IDF Helsinki 2018
Thessaloniki IDF 2018
Crossing Europe IFF Linz 2018
CinéDoc Tbilisi 2018
Millennium Docs Against Gravity IDF Warsaw 2018
Paris Science FF Paris 2018
Festival of European Cinema Segovia 2018
New Romanian Cinema FF New York 2018