Rhinoceros


1h 41m 1972

Brief Synopsis

Originally an absurdist play by Eugene Ionesco, Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town plagued by rhinoceroses. These are not ordinary rhinoceroses, but people who have been victims of "rhinoceritis." Or is it something else entirely? But, why are they turning into rhinoceroses and what is Ionesco trying to tell us about society?

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1972

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

The town in which Stanley lives is being overrun by rhinos. Sadly for him, he is the only person who seems to notice the cause...the human inhabitants are turning into rhinoceroses, one by one. He watches helplessly as people lose their interest in human values, begin walking on all fours, knocking down buildings, and munching on the landscaping. Stanley confides his fears about this turn of events to his best friend John, but before long John and Stanley's girlfriend Daisy have become part of the herd, and Stanley comes to believe that he may be the last human being left. .

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1972

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

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Released in United States 1972

Released in United States 1972