Tarzan’s Testicles (2017)

"Ouăle lui Tarzan" (original title)

Director: Alexandru Solomon

Romania-France, documentary, 107 min, PG-13



Alexandru Solomon



Sukhum is the capital of Abkhazia, a tiny, unrecognized republic on the Oriental shores of the Black Sea. On its highest hill lies the domain of a medical institute of research on monkeys, established by the Soviets in the 1920s. The legend states it was meant to create a hybrid between man and ape. This creature never came to life, neither the communist New Man did. Today, men and monkeys are caged in a territory ravaged by war and decades of cruelty, both victims of a failed series of experiments.