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Meaning of the Gorilla? (spoilers)


WTF! Who has a pet Gorilla? I'm curious if this was this supposed to mean something or represent something, as there is quite a lot of symbolism in the film, but this one went over my head. Other than the lesson: if you end up a woman's place and pet Gorilla comes out of nowhere and she doesn't explain why, you should probably leave...

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No, it wasn't supposed to mean anything. Keeping primates as household pets/servants is a widespread practice in Scandinavia.

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It's a bonobo.

I don't know the meaning, but I find it interesting that in this movie you see an ape behaving like a human (painting, and putting on make-up) and a human behaving like a monkey (best scene in the movie).

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