Only the Animals (Seules les Bêtes)

Dir: Dominik Moll (2019)

 

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.

VIC

Cinema Nova

Palace Balwyn

Pivotonian Cinema (Feb 4)

Theatre Royale Castlemaine (Feb 11)

NSW

Palace Central

Palace Byron Bay (Feb 18)

Mount Vic Flicks (Feb 18)

 
QLD
 
 
NT
 
Deckchair Cinema Darwin (April)

 

Director: Dominik Moll

Year: 2018

Country: France / Germany

Language: French / Nouchi

Run Time: 116 min

Rating: M

"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

"Engrossing" Variety

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