Human Nature


1h 36m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Lila, a young woman with a severe hormonal condition, is forced to hide her malady and eventually leave society for the solitude she finds in nature. While in the forest she writes novels that become wildly successful. Once famous, she returns to society and starts looking for a man. With the help o

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Alterian Studios, Inc.; Animal Actors of Hollywood, Inc.; Buf, Inc.; Canal Plus; Le Studio Canal Plus; Partizan; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; Tony's Food Service
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES; A-Film Distribution; Bac Films Distribution; Becker Group Limited T/A Becker Entertainment; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; CinTart; Fine Line Features; Frenetic Films; Lauren Films; Rai Cinema; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Senator Film Verleih; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Wild Bunch AG
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Lila, a young woman with a severe hormonal condition, is forced to hide her malady and eventually leave society for the solitude she finds in nature. While in the forest she writes novels that become wildly successful. Once famous, she returns to society and starts looking for a man. With the help of her success and her therapist Louise, she starts dating Nathan, a repressed scientist who teaches table manners to mice. One day Lila and Nathan are hiking in the woods and discover Puff, a feral man who had been raised in the woods as an ape by his mentally ill father. Nathan decides to take Puff to his lab and, using the methods he developed with mice, transforms Puff into an example of elegance and education. Everything seems too good to be true except for the small problem that as soon as Puff gets a taste of freedom, he rushes out to visit prostitutes. While Puff is struggling with his sexual urges, Nathan discovers Lila's condition and falls in love with his French assistant Gabrielle.

Crew

Fanee Aaron

Set Designer

Luisa Abel

Makeup

Sande Alessi

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Xavier Allard

Graphics

Eric D Andersen

Camera Operator

Michael Anderson

Driver

Robert W Anderson

On-Set Dresser

Peter Andrus

Art Director

Jess Anscott

Greensman

Gregory Paul Austin

Props

Joni Avery

Stunt Player

Karen Baird

Costumes

Serena A Baker

Location Scout

Matthew Bardocz

Electrician

Joe Barnett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kk Barrett

Production Designer

Philip D Bartko

Special Effects Supervisor

Greg Bauer

Driver

Ernest Belding

Assistant Location Manager

Haze J.f. Bergeron Iii

Assistant Director

Kristan Berona

Extras Agent/Coordinator

James Biehahn

Driver

Bruce Birmelin

Still Photographer

Matthew Blum

Key Grip

James Boniface

Driver

Ferdinand Boutard

Graphics

Anthony Bregman

Producer

Brian Breithaupt

Loader

Deborah Brighton

Animal Trainer

Anita Louise Brown

Set Costumer

Robert Brown

Props

Carly Brullo-niles

Props

Aillene Laure Bubis

Accounting Assistant

Pierre Buffin

Visual Effects Supervisor

Barney Burman

Prosthetic Makeup

George Canaday

Grip

Blythe Cappello

Casting Associate

Dave Carberry

Painter

Fernanda Cardoso

Set Decorator

Matthew R Cassel

Location Scout

John Cassese

Choreographer

Jaime Castellanos

Greensman

Shelly Chamberlain

Painter

Janis Clark

Hair Stylist

Larry Commans

Boom Operator

Lawrence L. Commans

Boom Operator

Steven Cook

Construction

Robert L Davis

Foreman

Michael J Dawson

Driver

Judi Dickerson

Dialect Coach

Jennifer Dozier

Costume Designer

Jared Eddo

Stunt Player

Sean Fairburn

Camera

Anthony Farquhar-smith

Animator

Hector Fernandez

Painter

Carolyn Sara Fine

Assistant Director

Harry Fitzpatrick

Set Production Assistant

Jamie Fleming

On-Set Dresser

Julie Fong

Co-Producer

Chris Forster

Construction Coordinator

Robert Foster

Dolly Grip

Steve Galvin

Chief Lighting Technician

Brian Galyean

Stand-In

Tony Gardner

Hair

Sean Gilleland

Assistant

Jeff Gladu

Payroll Accountant

J Michael Glynn

On-Set Dresser

Pablo Gonzalez

Driver

Al Goto

Stunt Player

Connie Grayson

Wardrobe

George Gregory

Grip

Rod Gregory

Greensman

Eric Grush

Production Assistant

Billy Gunn

Best Boy Electric

Sid Hajdu

Dolly Grip

Wendy Harrold

Assistant Production Coordinator

Chris Hathaway

Electrician

Scott Head

Foreman

Joy Highsmith

Stand-In

Ted Hope

Producer

Russell Icke

Editor

Nicholas Irwin

Accounting Assistant

Mark Jackson

Animal Trainer

Nancy James

Craft Service

Krister C Johnson

Transportation Captain

Fred Johnston

Sound

Spike Jonze

Producer

Stacy Jorgensen

Casting

Aaron Kampfer

Set Production Assistant

Christian Kastner

On-Set Dresser

Charlie Kaufman

Screenwriter

Charlie Kaufman

Producer

Neda Kerum

Caterer

Aaron Kisner

Continuity

Phil Klemmer

Assistant

Sheri Knight

Makeup

Jon Krueger

Greensman

Drew Kunin

Sound Mixer

Drew Kunin

Production Sound Mixer

Gary Kurashige

Medic

Boyd Lacosse

Special Effects Foreman

Michael Lavere

Rigging Grip

Michael Leblovic

Painter

Chris Lee

Props

Michael Lohmann

Assistant Camera

Thomas H. Lohmann

Camera Operator

Adrianna Lopez-cook

Art Department

Brian Louks

Chief Lighting Technician

Brian Louks

Gaffer

Nadia Lubbe

Casting

Tanya Magidow

Props

David Maier

Stand-In

Paul Manion

On-Set Dresser

Marina Marit

Costume Supervisor

Donny Martino Jr.

Location Assistant

Tim Maurice-jones

Dp/Cinematographer

Tim Maurice-jones

Director Of Photography

Greg Mayer

Electrician

Jeanne Mccarthy

Casting Director

Doug Mcclintock

Location Scout

Jeff Mcevoy

Assistant Editor

Morgan Mcguinness

Driver

Tracy Mcknight

Music Supervisor

Patricia Mcnulty

Art Department Coordinator

Glen Mcraven

Driver

Julie Means

Camera

Tony Mezzapelle

Production Assistant

Christie Miele

Animal Trainer

Robert Milstein

Special Effects Coordinator

Scott Moody

Gaffer

Jim Moores

Driver

Michael M Mosley

Craft Service

Hoppy Munz

Craft Service

Joanna Murphy

Production Assistant

Roz Music

Makeup

Robert Neves

Greensman

Geoffrey Niquet

Cg Supervisor

Jeffrey M. O'brien

Property Master

Jose Luis Orozco

Greensman

Lara Osborn

Animal Trainer

Deborah J Page

Location Manager

David Palmieri

Grip

Vince Palomino

Key Grip

Trish Peebles

Animal Trainer

Otto Penzato

Assistant Director

Eddie Perez

Stunt Coordinator

Kait Pickering

Production Coordinator

Ron Pogue

Set Production Assistant

Bobby Pollard

On-Set Dresser

Jennifer Porst

Assistant

Graeme Revell

Music

Tim Rigby

Stunt Player

Calmar K Roberts Jr.

Camera Assistant

Oscar Rodriguez

Rigging Gaffer

Jimmy Romano

Stunt Player

Aimee Rousey

Art Department Coordinator

Gilly Ruben

Unit Production Manager

Griff Ruggles

Transportation Coordinator

Anders Rundblad

Props

Martin Russell

Props

Ahmed Saker

Medic

Mark Sasabuchi

Assistant Camera

Andrew Schultz

Props

Gene Serdena

Set Decorator

Shaun Sewter

Animation Supervisor

Cheryl Shawver

Animal Trainer

Mindy Sheldon

Production Accountant

Tim Sheridan

Loader

Howard Shur

Assistant

Porfirio Silva

Greensman

John Simanovich

Driver

Lilith Simcox

Assistant Camera

Doree Sitterly Bayliss

Animal Trainer

Daron Smith

Props

Gary Smith

Animator

Sam Spiegel

Camera Assistant

John Srednicki

Casting

Charisse St Amant

Painter

Calvin R Starnes

Best Boy Grip

Nancy Steiner

Costume Designer

Gary A Stel

Construction

Ronald Stinton

Driver

Robert L Stover

Art Department

Shannon Summers

Best Boy Grip

Joseph Tawater

Grip

David Taylor

Assistant Camera

Krista Thomas

Production Assistant

Ante Topic

Caterer

Sloane U'ren

Set Designer

David T Valdes

Painter

Scott Valdes

Painter

Gregg R Videgain

Driver

Scott Visser

Driver

Charles Weaver

Craft Service

Patrick J Webb

Rigging Grip

Rick Whitesman

Driver

Tony Whitmore

Medic

Emma Wilcockson

Assistant

Emma Wilcockson

Post-Production Supervisor

Craig Williams

Driver

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Alterian Studios, Inc.; Animal Actors of Hollywood, Inc.; Buf, Inc.; Canal Plus; Le Studio Canal Plus; Partizan; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; Tony's Food Service
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES; A-Film Distribution; Bac Films Distribution; Becker Group Limited T/A Becker Entertainment; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; CinTart; Fine Line Features; Frenetic Films; Lauren Films; Rai Cinema; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Senator Film Verleih; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Wild Bunch AG
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States April 12, 2002

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States January 2002

Released in United States Spring April 12, 2002

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Avant Premieres/Previews) August 31 - September 9, 2001.

Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival October 27 - November 4, 2001.

Feature directorial debut for music video director Michel Gondry.

Began shooting May 3, 2000.

Completed shooting June 29, 2000.

Charlie Kaufman was named the 2002 Screenwriter of the Year for his screenplays: "Adaptation", "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" and "Human Nature".

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Avant Premieres/Previews) August 31 - September 9, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival October 27 - November 4, 2001.)

Released in United States January 2002 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) in Park City, Utah January 10-20, 2002.)

Limited Release in United States April 12, 2002

Released in United States Spring April 12, 2002