Carmen runs away from the language research center where she grew up as a smart and cheeky teenager. Outside she discovers fear and hunger and the enigma that is man. She ends up in a cage. There she makes eye contact with a man, Mercier, a father to be, applying for his first job. She scandalously enters his life. Mercier learns to appreciate her real worth. But how much can she learn from him and his kind?
Carmen is a young Bonobo, cousin of the chimpanzee.
Born in 1949 near Paris, Jean-Pierre Limosin meets at the end of the 70’s film critic for Cahiers du Cinéma Alain Bergala. They both manage a cultural centre photography and video workshop. In 1983 they direct together “Faux fuyants”, which premieres in Cannes’ Critics’ Week. At the beginning of the 90’s, after two other feture films, Limosin turns to television and documentary, taking part in the celebrated series “Cinéastes de notre temps” (Filmmakers of Our Time).
His travels to Japan inspired many of his latest productions. His brilliant “Tokyo Eyes” (1998) features filmmaker Takeshi Kitano in a small part.