L'humanite


2h 28m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Pharaon De Winter is a police lieutenant who lives with his mother in Bailleul, a working-class town in Northern France. With astonishing and raw sensitivity, Pharaon agonizes over the evil he must confront every day during the course of his work. His latest case is the brutal rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl, a crime so barbarous that Pharaon reels from the madness of it, struggling to grasp its meaning. Pharaon is deeply attracted to his neighbor and factory worker Domino, who in turn is carnally drawn to her boyfriend, Joseph. Accompanying them on their sojourns to the country, Pharaon struggles with the pain he feels every time the two physically communicate their affection for one another. So too must he struggle with his emotions and sense of inadequacy as he pieces together the evidence and eyewitness testimony to track the killer of an innocent girl. As the investigation proceeds to its climax, Pharaon's profound humanity is tested to the limits.

Film Details

Also Known As
Anthropini dokimasia, Humanite, L', Humanity, Humanität, L'umanità, La humanidad
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Mystery
Foreign
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Celluloid Dreams; Crrav; Procirep; Region Nord Pas De Calais; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
WINSTAR/WINSTAR CINEMA; Cts; Curzon Artificial Eye; Winstar Cinema

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 28m

Synopsis

Pharaon De Winter is a police lieutenant who lives with his mother in Bailleul, a working-class town in Northern France. With astonishing and raw sensitivity, Pharaon agonizes over the evil he must confront every day during the course of his work. His latest case is the brutal rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl, a crime so barbarous that Pharaon reels from the madness of it, struggling to grasp its meaning. Pharaon is deeply attracted to his neighbor and factory worker Domino, who in turn is carnally drawn to her boyfriend, Joseph. Accompanying them on their sojourns to the country, Pharaon struggles with the pain he feels every time the two physically communicate their affection for one another. So too must he struggle with his emotions and sense of inadequacy as he pieces together the evidence and eyewitness testimony to track the killer of an innocent girl. As the investigation proceeds to its climax, Pharaon's profound humanity is tested to the limits.

Cast

Emmanuel Schotte

Pharaon De Winter

Severine Caneele

Domino

Philippe Tullier

Joseph

Ghislain Ghesquiere

Police Chief

Ginette Allegre

Eliane--Pharaon'S Mother

Daniel Leroux

Nurse

Arnaud Brejon De La Lavergnee

Conservationist

Daniel Petillon

Jean--The Cop

Robert Bunzl

English Cop

Dominique Pruvost

Angry Worker

Jean Luc Dumont

Crs

Diane Gray

British Traveller

Paul Gray

British Traveller

Sophie Vercamer

Worker

Murielle Houche

Worker

Pascaline Guyot

Worker

Liliane Facq

Worker

Myriam Dehaine

Worker

Jean Beulque

The Guide

Bernard Catrycke

Nadege'S Father

Marthe Vandenberg

Grandmother

Amanda Goemaere

Child

Honorine Douche

Child

Marie Therese Cadet

Parent

Denis Claerebout

Parent

Suzanne Berteloot

Nurse

Sylvie Perel

Domino'S Friend

Malik Haquem

The Dealer

Alain Beaufrome

Pharaon'S Colleague

Pierre-oliver Thery

Pharaon'S Colleague

Frederic Engelaere

Young Worker

Francoise Blavoet

Visitor To Fort

Chantal Desmettre

Visitor To Fort

Noella Froigne

Visitor To Fort

Jocelyne Vasseur

Visitor To Fort

Annie Hennon

Visitor To Fort

Pierre Raes

Visitor To Fort

Pierre Harrisson

Man In Pyjamas

Mathieu Daussey

Student At Brasserie

Gaelle Coppin

Student At Brasserie

Marion Robyn

Student At Brasserie

Laurent Pecqueur

Student At Brasserie

Sebastion Zanettie

Student At Brasserie

Cedric Delplace

Student At Brasserie

Julie Legras

Student At Brasserie

Gregory Duboz

Student At Brasserie

Cedric Camberlyn

Student At Brasserie

Sylvain Backerlandt

Student At Brasserie

Marie Helene Aernont

Aline

Lucien Hallynck

Man Wearing Beret

Andre Geloen

Gardener

Jean-francois Carpentier

Fisherman

Theophile Boidin

Bather

Jerome Pollet

Bather

Sebastion Muselet

Bather

Gery Laforce

Bus Driver

Franck Lesage

Neibour

Micheline Cerouter

Neighbour

Jacky Hourdouillie

Neighbour

Marie Therese Francoise

Neighbour

Leslie Benault

Neighbour

Edwige Benault

Neighbour

Heidelore Kramer

Passer-By

Nicole Willier

Passer-By

Sylvie Verheyde

Passer-By

Pierre Verheyde

Passer-By

Famille Janssens

Passer-By

Regis Maillard

Passer-By

Monique Laurent

Passer-By

Philippe Millet

Passer-By

Patrice Souchet

Passer-By

Florent Souchet

Passer-By

Gregory Ryckewaert

Museum Technician

Hamid Bouderja

Museum Technician

Daniel Braems

Worker

Eric Bailleul

Worker

Guy Volpoet

Worker

Bernard Vanhaecke

Worker

Joel Boulinguez

Worker

J J Leurette

Worker

Michel Vanmeenen

Worker

Regis Lorridon

Worker

Dominique Deroo

Worker

Stephnaie Wyts

Barmaid

Philippe Duriez

Customer

Ivanne Duriez

Customer

Alexis Duriez

Customer

Noel Debaene

Police

Jean Rene Delaval

Police

Christophe Muys

Police

Ludovic Cousin

Police

Jacques Gilliot

Police

Bernard Marescaux

Police

Sylvain Boulanger

Police

Jean Pierre Doise

Police

Gilles Lelievre

Police

Film Details

Also Known As
Anthropini dokimasia, Humanite, L', Humanity, Humanität, L'umanità, La humanidad
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Mystery
Foreign
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Celluloid Dreams; Crrav; Procirep; Region Nord Pas De Calais; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
WINSTAR/WINSTAR CINEMA; Cts; Curzon Artificial Eye; Winstar Cinema

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 28m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of three awards at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival including the second-place Grand Jury Prize, Best Actor (Emmanuel Schotte), and Best Actress (Severine Caneele).

Released in United States Summer June 14, 2000

Released in United States July 7, 2000

Released in United States on Video February 13, 2001

Released in United States July 2000

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Shown at Auckland International Film Festival July 7-23, 2000.

Released in United States Summer June 14, 2000 (NY)

Released in United States July 7, 2000 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video February 13, 2001

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Auckland International Film Festival July 7-23, 2000.)