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by Joël Brisse


Noël is a different kind of man. He has maintained a state of innocence. His apparent non-conformism springs from his intuition, sensuality and, above all, his deep attachment to nature and its elements. People treat him like the village idiot and his one source of refuge and understanding is a little girl. Even Olivia, the local teacher with whom he falls in love, has trouble understanding and accepting his behaviour which she considers primitive.
In a state of despair about living in a world where there is no longer a place for the animal reign, Noël winds up committing an irreversible act...

international title: THE END OF ANIMAL REIGN
original title: LA FIN DU RÈGNE ANIMAL
country: France
sales agent: Gémini Films
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Joël Brisse
film run: 107'
release date: FR 10/12/2003
screenplay: Joël Brisse, Marie Vermillard
cast: Bruno Lochet, Hélène Fillières, Ana Gantès, Michel Verplancke, Catherine Della Rosa, Richard Esteban, Michel Cordes, Chantal Sapineau, Angéline Tischi
cinematography by: Pascal Lagriffoul
film editing: Gilles Volta
art director: Emmanuelle Duplay
costumes designer: Marianne Vally
producer: Paulo Branco
production: Gémini Films
distributor: Gémini Films
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