Only the Animals

Only the Animals

Only the Animals

Five people are linked to the disappearance of a woman but are keeping guard of what they know in this French crime-mystery from the BAFTA-nominated writer-director of With a Friend Like Harry...

A woman has disappeared. The day after a snowstorm, her car is found on a road leading to a plateau with with nothing but a few scattered farms. The gendarmes have nothing to go on, while five individuals well know they have something to do with the woman's disappearance. They all keep their secrets to themselves, but no one suspects that the whole story began far from these windswept wintry peaks: on another continent, in the burning sun, where poverty doesn't stop desire from taking the law into its own hands.

2019Rating: M, Mature themes, violence, sex, nudity and coarse language116 minsFranceFrench and German with English subtitles
CrimeDramaMysteryWorld Cinema
Director:
Dominik Moll ('With a Friend Like Harry...', 'The Tunnel', 'Lemming')
Writer:
Dominik MollGilles Marchand
Cast:
Laure CalamyDenis MénochetValeria Bruni‑TedeschiDamien Bonnard

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A cinematic jigsaw puzzle of the highest order.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

A dark little trifle, whipped up from the sad, strange business of being human.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The film's constituent parts interlock like the workings of an intricate and malign musical box, creating dashes of melodrama, erotic obsession and even soap opera, and all superbly performed.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film can be a bit low on suspense in places but remains intriguing enough to keep you guessing till the last twist.

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Variety

Variety

A film that doesn't ask you to keep up so much as it encourages you to sink into the mystery and go along for the ride.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

An ingenious feat of narrative construction which leads us down the garden path then backtracks up it bit by bit.

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