WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD, TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019
WINNER: BEST ACTRESS, TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Following the disappearance of glamourous housewife Evelyne Ducat (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) in the French highlands, the lives of five people inextricably linked to Evelyne are brought together to devastating effect as the local police investigate the case.
Elegantly structured and darkly funny, Dominik Moll’s seamy thriller reveals the secret connections of a lonely farmer, an unfaithful husband and wife, a lovelorn waitress and an African con artist to expose a world of greed, lust, betrayal, desperation and murder spanning the wintery French highlands to the sun kissed streets of Sierra Leone. With his finest cast to date, including an astonishing performance by Denis Ménochet (Inglorious Bastards), ONLY THE ANIMALS finds Dominik Moll at the height of his filmmaking powers as he masterfully exposes the secret connections that lie at the underbelly of Evelyne’s disappearance.
IN CINEMAS IN AUSTRALIA FROM JANUARY 21
Screen list subject to change.
Pivotonian Cinema (Feb 4)
Theatre Royale Castlemaine (Feb 11)
Palace Byron Bay (Feb 18)
Director: Dominik Moll
Country: France / Germany
Language: French / Nouchi
Run Time: 116 min
"A masterful murder mystery" ★★★★ Leigh Paatsch for The Herald Sun
"Moll's direction is assured and the excellent cast does justice to the intricately devised characters" ★★★★ David Stratton for The Australian
"A cinematic jigsaw puzzle of the highest order" $18 out of $20 FilmInk
"A French Fargo" ★★★★ NME
"Superbly Performed" ★★★★ The Guardian
"Slick Thriller" ★★★★ Vulture Hound
"Dominik Moll returns with a playful, opqaue and compellingly tangled murder mystery" ★★★★ Time Out
"Like Fargo remixed with Babel by the way of Atom Egoyan" Screendaily
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