Jan Rahbek | Production Thomas Borch Nielsen ApS | Denmark, 2012 | 80 min | Suitable for Family | DCP | TBA
Saturday November 17, 2012 – 1:00pm
In his dreams, Marco Macaco is a cool cop solving major crimes – in fact, he is just a dedicated beach officer on a tropical island where nothing seems to happen. His hopes to win beautiful Lulu’s heart get shattered when charming Carlo arrives on the island to build a gigantic monkey-shaped casino right on Marco‘s beach. Jealous and suspicious of his rival, Marco starts an undercover investigation and reveals the incredible truth: Carlo wants to take over the island and install himself as president! When Marco tries to arrest Carlo a problem rises. Literally, from the ground. Because Carlo‘s Casino is a giant robot…
MARCO MACACO is one fun little film, combining the physical slapstick comedy of a LOONIE TUNES with the dark and understated humour of Monty Python. Excellent character animation, great timing and an old-school bossanova soundtrack combine to create a beautifully-realised 1960′s B-movie world in which there is much singing and dancing, monkeys rule the island, and there are giant robots. And screwball pirates. And lots of monkeys. How can one go wrong? Rahbek stated that he set out to create a film that was vivid and funny that would make viewers want to dance out of the movie theatre; we think that he has succeeded.
About Jan Rahbek
Born 1980. Graduated in animation directing from the National Film School of Denmark, 2008. Rahbek’s student films THE MAMBO GRILL and SPACE MONKEYS took home the 2009 award for Best Nordic-Baltic Student Film and the 2008 Odense Talent Award. MARCO MACACO is Jan Rahbek’s feature film debut.
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