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3.8
959 Ratings

Humanité

L'humanité

Directed by Bruno Dumont
France, 1999
Crime, Drama, Mystery

Synopsis

When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective starts to investigate the crime, which turns the whole community upside-down.

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Humanité Directed by Bruno Dumont

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1999 | 3 wins including: Best Actor

Toronto International Film Festival

1999

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2000

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2009

What are people saying?

  • Joriah Goad's rating of the film Humanité

    Cinema Verite as the Anthropological Experience. Regulated humanism; memorium time capsules of inhabitable analyses. Thankful I am to transcendental historians - like Dumont, Denis, Costa, and Reygadas - for their patient exposures. Cinema as the way of the Historian.

  • João Eça's rating of the film Humanité

    A french village idiot assumes the figure of a reencarnated Christ to forgive the sins of the human race. It's pretentious, it's slow, it's boring, and it's supposed to be mystic (I would say it's just silly). Nevertheless, it's true that "L'Humanité" has its moments, but to watch a retard play Christ for two hours and a half is simply unbearable.

  • Slowart's rating of the film Humanité

    baroque music gone mad and rusty tools lying in grass at the beginning make its statement, humanite is a discouraging character study and a mixtape of all dumont's themes, it's the most tedious of his movies, but at the end you feel that not a second was a waste of time, the chilling twist at the end is much less unexpected than the way dumont orchestrates it

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Humanité

    This is a film that gently reveals itself. His direction is masterful, because he uses non-actors and really knows how to get great performances from them. I'd say he's definitely better than Bresson in that aspect. There's so much to this movie that lies beneath the surface that you might not pick up the first time.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Humanité

    Essential cinema. Dumont's second feature was a 3 time award winner at Cannes including the Grand Prix and two acting awards for its non-professional leads Emmanuel Schotte (who to date has never acted again) and Severine Caneele. Scripting was excellent with an understory of a child's murder being supplanted within the lives of a triangle of damaged people. Miserable, sexually frank and disturbing but mesmerizing.

  • fuabio's rating of the film Humanité

    the only SYNESTHETIC filme i've ever seen

  • Ian Pike's rating of the film Humanité

    At what point does Pharoan start to "investigate the crime"? I gave up waiting after 30 minutes of tedium. Why is lethargic (boring) story-telling equated with greatness in French cinema (and too often on Mubi)? What does 2 minutes of him cycling followed by an anine conversation with an old man about his bike, followed by him choking on an apple, tell me about the character, the story? Dull!

  • Jenny Coldpussy's rating of the film Humanité

    I wonder why I ended up liking this boring as hell film. Could it be because, like most people, I too need the idea of an impossibly innocent, candid, people loving martyr who pays for our cruelty and indifference, while I remain comfortably detached from all the suffering? If so, at least it's slightly more entertaining than the new testament.