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Only the Animals (2021)

Director: Dominik Moll Run Time: 116 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Bastien Bouillon, Damien Bonnard, Denis Ménochet, Laure Calamy, Valeria Bruni‑Tedeschi

Country: France
Language: French

About the film:

Opened Venice Days at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. Following the disappearance of glamourous housewife Evelyne Ducat in the French highlands, the lives of a lonely farmer, an unfaithful husband and wife, a lovelorn waitress and a con artist—five people, each with their own secrets—are brought together as the local police investigate the case.

“constantly engaging… doesn’t ask you to keep up so much as it encourages you to sink into the mystery”

—Mark Keizer for Variety

About the filmmaker:

Veteran German-born French filmmaker Dominik Moll studied film at the City College of New York and the French National Film School (IDHEC) before working as assistant editor, editor and assistant director before writing and directing his own films. He is best known for his dark comedy With a Friend Like Harry, winner of four Césars including Best Director, and the psychological thriller Lemming, both official selections of the Cannes Film Festival.

With Only the Animals, Moll and his regular co-writer Gilles Marchand adapted Colin Niel’s 2018 French novel “Seules les bêtes” into a a riveting cinematic murder mystery.

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