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Humans (2009)

Humains (original title)
A team of several researchers travel to the Swiss Alps to investigate a scientific discovery on human evolution.

Directors:

Jacques-Olivier Molon, Pierre-Olivier Thevenin (as Pierre-Olivier Thévenin)

Writers:

Silvan Boris Schmid (scenario), Dominique Néraud (scenario) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Forestier ... Nadia
Lorànt Deutsch Lorànt Deutsch ... Thomas
Dominique Pinon ... Gildas
Manon Tournier Manon Tournier ... Elodie
Élise Otzenberger Élise Otzenberger ... Patricia
Philippe Nahon ... Professeur Schneider
Christian Kmiotek Christian Kmiotek ... Paulo
Marc Olinger Marc Olinger ... Le bourgmestre
Marie-Paule von Roesgen Marie-Paule von Roesgen ... La mère du bourgmestre
Catherine Robert Catherine Robert ... La jeune Allemande
Jacques Michel Jacques Michel ... Médecin de l'hôpital
Monsieur Brantschen Monsieur Brantschen ... Contrôleur gare
René-Joseph Zurkinden René-Joseph Zurkinden ... Chef de gare
Marie Brantschen Marie Brantschen ... Jeune fille effrayée
Mégane Jagut Mégane Jagut ... Jeune fille effrayée
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A team of several researchers travel to the Swiss Alps to investigate a scientific discovery on human evolution. The trip, however, turns into a deadly fight for survival when the team crash into a gully and find themselves falling prey to someone...or something. Written by Anonymous

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Are we the only humans on earth?


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Language:

French | English

Release Date:

22 April 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dehşetin Soluğu See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg See more »

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Budget:

EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$467,767
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(European Film Market)

Color:

Color
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Has few redeeming qualities.
20 October 2009 | by SiamoisSee all my reviews

I strongly dislike when people try to make a statement by rating any movie they didn't like a 1 and calling it "the worse movie of all time". I must still admit that I couldn't find any reason not to rate the movie "Humains" at the lowest end of the scale. Directors Jacques-Olivier Molon and Pierre-Olivier Thevenin show a lack of experience and, much more alarming, any sense of vision, storytelling or purpose in what is an extremely boring movie.

I'll scratch the barrel and find a few positives first:

-Some of the wilderness locations, while awfully shot, are beautiful. -The basic premise of surviving prehistoric beings was interesting and holds potential.

Everything else is pretty much crap. The bunch of actors on display here play two- dimensional characters unconvincingly. The script is goddamn awful and will make anyone cringe. Nothing is lifelike (very disappointing since this is usually the strong suit of French cinema). The editing is pure crap and the amateurish film score is certainly the worse I have heard in recent years.

It seems the directors wanted to shoot a classic horror story of a group of stranded survivors facing an intelligent enemy. We've seen mutants, monsters, aliens, thugs.... this time we get a new variation with some sort of weird-looking cavemen that look more like caricatures in a children movie than anything else.

If you look at the credits of both directors, you'll see they are special effects make-up specialists. One can easily guess it was a dream for them to direct a movie that would also require their skills. I can't say I find anything there very impressive but it is better than the digital effects, which are laughable.

What really amazes me is that four (FOUR!) writers are credited for writing this snooze-fest. With two directors and four more writers, you would think there would be enough creative power to come up with something better in a single evening of brainstorming. You would also think such a group would peer-review each other, challenge themselves to something less ridiculous.

I doubt any producer will finance these two directors anytime soon after seeing the garbage that is "Humains".


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