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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 BASTERDS), 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.
"An ingenious feat of narrative construction which leads us down the garden path then backtracks up it bit by bit"
- Daily Telegraph
"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"
"Edgy, elusive and enthralling at the outset, Moll flirts with Rashomon-style perspectives in a remote French farming community to bracing effect"
- Screen International
"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"
Thursday 21st January
Laure Calamy, Denis Menochet, Damien Bonnard
Palace Balwyn, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Norton Street, Palace Central, The Chauvel Cinema, Palace James St, Palace Electric Cinema