A small boy abandoned in the jungle and raised by a benevolent group of apes slowly begins to realize that he isn’t quite like the rest of his primate family in this touching meditation on the bond shared between man and beast.
I was seventeen when this film came to theatres. It just thrilled us all, because it was exactly the idea we had of Tarzan and what most of my mates had already seen at the “Africam Safari”. The place we all knew (it’s an open zoo close to Mexico City, near Puebla) had no African elephants (as there are none in the film), but plenty of wild African legends (including the amazing rhinos in the film). It’s an extremely fun film to watch. If you know a bit of Spanish you’ll find it twenty times better, as the narrator tells the story with many very, very “slangish” Mexican Spanish.
Director: René Cardona Jr.
Writers: René Cardona Jr., Ramón Obón, Mario A. Zacarías
Stars: Hugo Stiglitz, Peggy Bass, Carlos Camacho
Country of origin: Mexico
Also known as: The Gorilla King
Filming locations: Oaxaca, Mexico.
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 895 MiB
Duration : 1 h 35 min
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 1 304 kb/s