Meet Jerry, an obsessive but frustrated director who decides to turn his back on the theatre in favour of a controversial new project. But things soon start to go wrong. As he struggles with the demands of his role as leader, he is plagued by surreal dreams conjured up by his guilty conscience.
"Monkey Sandwich" is a portmanteau film with a captivating tangle of stories involving the search for an unborn child, a disturbing hunting trip, a haunted LP, a screaming piglet and a river gone rogue.
The stories in Monkey Sandwich are urban myths or stories created with or by the actors. The film was originally part of a stage performance of the same name. Monkey Sandwich was created with respect and care for the featured children and animals.
Director & writer: Wim Vandekeybus
With: Jerry Killick (Jerry), Carly Wijs (Carly) and Davis Freeman (Davis)
Creative supervisor: Greet Van Poeck
Photography: Patrick Otten, Kassim Ahmed
Editor: Dieter Diependaele, Octavio Iturbe
Music composer: Elko Blijweert
Sound: Thomas Verbruggen, Paul Maernoudt
Associate Producer: Bart Van Langendonck - SAVAGE FILM (B)
Production manager: Katia Renson
Postproduction manager: Benjamin Dandoy
In collaboration with: Emilie Blézat - SCALPODE
World sales: Celluloid Dreams
Rlease on September 10, 2011 at the 68th Venice International Film Festival - Orizzonti section
68th Venice International Film Festival - Orizzonti section (2011), Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (2011), International Film Festival of Uruguay (2012), CPH PIX festival Copenhagen (2012), Istanbul Film Festival (2012)