Four decades ago Herb Terrace, a linguist, took the infant chimp Nim and resettled him in the well-to-do family of Stephanie, a former student (and lover). The purpose: to teach Nim sign language and prove that chimps can use it to communicate. Inevitably, the experiment revealed more about the humans than about the animal. As he grew older, Nim developed an Oedipal relationship with Stephanie. "It was the '70s," Stephanie says as she recalls how the ape pawed her body. Absurd, sad, and hilarious, James Marsh's documentary is a tragedy of human hubris.
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