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HUMAN NATURE

by Michel Gondry

synopsis

A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - starting with table manners - Nathan's lover Lila fights to preserve the man's simian past, which represents a freedom enviable to most. In the power struggle that ensues, an unusual love triangle emerges exposing the perversities of the human heart and the idiosyncrasies of the civilized mind. Human Nature is a comical examination of the trappings of desire in a world where both nature and culture are idealized.

international title: Human Nature
original title: Human Nature
country: France, United States, United Kingdom
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Michel Gondry
film run: 96'
release date: FR 12/09/2001, BE 07/11/2001, NO 25/01/2002, SE 25/01/2002, HU 31/01/2002, DK 22/03/2002, FI 19/04/2002, NL 30/05/2002, IT 21/01/2002, GR 13/09/2002, CZ 26/09/2002, PL 22/11/2002, ES 19/09/2003, DE 10/06/2004
screenplay: Charlie Kaufman
cast: Tim Robbins, Patricia Arquette, Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto, Robert Forster, Mary Kay Place, Hilary Duff, Peter Dinklage
cinematography by: Tim Maurice-Jones
film editing: Russell Icke
art director: K.K. Barrett
music: Graeme Revell, Jean-Michel Bernard
producer: Anthony Bregman, Ted Hope, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Julie Fong
production: StudioCanal, Good Machine, Partizan
distributor: Mars Films Distribution
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