Only the Animals

  • Nur die Tiere (Working title)
All titles (4)
Feature Film | 2019 | Thriller, Whodunit | France, Germany


Brief synopsis

A woman has disappeared. The day after a snowstorm, her car is found on a road leading to a plateau with with nothing but a few scattered farms. The gendarmes have nothing to go on, while five individuals well know they have something to do with the woman's disappearance. They all keep their secrets to themselves, but no one suspects that the whole story began far from these windswept wintry peaks: on another continent, in the burning sun, where poverty doesn't stop desire from taking the law into its own hands.



ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Denis MénochetMichel [L]
Laure CalamyAlice [L]
Damien BonnardJoseph [L]
Valeria Bruni TedeschiÉvelyne [L]
Nadia TereszkiewiczMarion [SR]
Bastien BouillonCédric [SR]
Guy Roger N'DrinArmand [SR]


1st ADThierry Verrier
Director of photographyPatrick Ghiringhelli
Casting directorAgathe Hassenforder
Costume designerVirginie Montel
DirectorDominik Moll
EditorLaurent Roüan
Assistant editorNoémie Azul Loeve
ComposerBenedikt Schiefer
ProducerBarbara Letellier
ProducerCarole Scotta
ProducerSimon Arnal
ProducerCaroline Benjo
Co-producerRoman Paul
Co-producerGerhard Meixner
Production designerEmmanuelle Duplay
Standby propsFrançois Borgeaud
Production managerDiego Urgoiti-Moinot
Assistant production managerAimée Fox
Unit managerStéphane Avenard
Production assistantLéo Thilloux
ScreenwriterDominik Moll
ScreenwriterGilles Marchand
Literary sourceColin Niel
Production sound mixerFrançois Maurel

Production companies

Haut et Court [fr]
Razor Film Produktion GmbH [de]
France 3 Cinéma [fr]

Distributing companies

Haut et Court [fr]
France (theatrical)
France (theatrical)
OVALmedia [de/fr]
Germany 2021 (theatrical)
Germany 2021 (theatrical)
The Match Factory GmbH [de]
International Sales
International Sales


Production ServicesOccitanie films [fr]
soutien logistique
soutien logistique
Subtitles / Audio descriptionNo Limits Media GmbH


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Razor Film Produktion GmbH [de]2019Tokyo Int. Film Festival [jp]Audience awardWinner
Nadia Tereszkiewicz2019Tokyo Int. Film Festival [jp]Best actressWinner
Dominik Moll2021Filmfest München - CineMasters [de]ARRI/Osram AwardWinner


2019ItalyVenice International Film FestivalGiornate degli Autori


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatFranceFrance 3 [fr]Friday, 15/10/2021, 11.05 PMFree-TV Premiere
RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Friday, 05/03/2021, 4.00 PM
RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Saturday, 06/02/2021, 8.50 PMCanal+ Cinéma
RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Tuesday, 26/01/2021, 9.05 PM
RepeatBelgiumBe TV [be]Saturday, 21/11/2020, 11.45 PMBe 1
RepeatBelgiumBe TV [be]Thursday, 22/10/2020, 10.10 PMBe Ciné
First showingFranceOCS [fr]Wednesday, 01/01/2020Orange Video (VOD)


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 07/10/2021
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 04/12/2019
PremiereWednesday, 28/08/2019Venice Film Festival (Mostra) - Giornate degli Autori