Only the Animals

Only the Animals is a non-linear mystery thriller, where we follow five characters on two continents. All five play their part in the murder of a woman, but it is not immediately clear which one. Like films as Memento, Pulp Fiction and Crash, all the pieces and characters are sewn together into a quirky and impressive patchwork.

For the most part, the film takes place in cold, wintry southern France, but opens with a young black man riding a motorcycle through a dusty African village, with a goat over his shoulder. To describe the film further will only ruin the experience, but at the bottom of the film lies a brutal and masterful portrayal of human loneliness, and how far into the escape of reality and desperation one can be driven by love or lack thereof.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Seules les bêtes
  • Director
    Dominik Moll
  • Producer
    Simon Arnal, Caroline Benjo, Barbara Letellier, Carole Scotta
  • Writers
    Dominik Moll, Gilles Marchand etter Colin Niels roman
  • Photo
    Patrick Ghiringhelli
  • Actors
    Laure Calamy, Denis Ménochet, Damien Bonnard, Valeria Bruni Tedechi, Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Guy Roger “Bibisse” N’drin
  • Playtime
    1 h 56 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    France
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    A Haut Court Prods.
  • Distributor
    Festivalimport