Humanite Poster

Release Date: 1999

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
Police Lt. Pharaon De Winter (Emmanuel Schotte) isn't himself after the rape and murder of a young girl. As he follows false leads, he continues to go through the motions of life, wondering whether humanity really exists. He still gardens, and still spends time with his neighbor Domino (Severine Caneele) and her boyfriend, Joseph (Philippe Tullier). While Pharaon believes he's in love with Domino, he becomes increasingly disturbed by the violence that he sees permeating everything in society.

Cast: Emmanuel Schotte, Severine Caneele, Philippe Tullier, Ghislain Ghesquère, Ginette Allegre, Daniel Leroux, Arnaud Brejon de la Lavergnee, Daniel Petillon

Director: Bruno Dumont

Genres: Drama

Keywords: House, Transformation, Murder, Police officer, Intense, France, Mystery, Moving, Relationships, Pursuit, Love interest, Brooding, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Dumont's cinematic style is aggressively physical and philosophical at the same time. It irritates as many viewers as it inspires, but it prompts more thought than ordinary movies ever do. show more

  • While Dumont's movie has its striking scenes, it is doomed to a sense of lethargy and inertia by the kind of people it ponders and the context in which they are placed. show more

  • Dumont's movie has virtually nothing wrong with it -- aside from the fact that it drives people crazy. Take the leap, but expect no answers. Just like life, as they say. show more

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