A lovelorn boy in a monkey suit yearns for his lost love. He demands that his love, who is never named, return his heart to him, as he spends the days engaging in seemingly pointless activity and asking questions without answers. Changes in film stock indicate flashbacks between the real world and the dream world, in which we see the boy being filmed by the filmmaker.

  • Director: Royston Tan
  • Runtime: 8m0s
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade, Lee Kong Chian Reference Library
  • Accession No: 2005-D-0009
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Producer: Royston Tan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Production Country: Japan

Cast List:

  • Hiroaki Muragishi


  • Director/Writer/Editor/Director of Photography - Royston Tan
  • 2nd Camera Unit - Masayoshi Masago
  • 3rd Camera Unit - Thibault Gleize
  • "Monkeylove" composed by - Hiroaki Muragishi
  • All original soundtrack composed, mixed and arranged by - Yoshihiro Tsukakhara (Studio Ricco)
  • Subtitles & Script Translation - Takashi Homma


  • Places- Japan, Hokkaido
  • People- Japanese, Camera Crew
  • Costumes- Animal Suit, Monkey Suit, Bunny Suit
  • Objects- Snow, Cage
  • Activities- Filming
  • Scenery- Landscape, Mountains, Snow covered Mountains
  • Emotions- Sadness, Longing, Despair
  • Music- Hiroaki Muragishi, Film Reelings
  • Brands- Canon
  • Themes- Loss, Separation, Distance, Surrealism

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