Patrick Mills (Pages of Hackney bookshop) and Claer Barrett (FT Money Clinic podcast) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Patrick’s choice Only the Animals.

Only the Animals is a 2019 French murder mystery black comedy from director Dominik Moll. A tale of coincidence, mistaken identity and loneliness collide in the lives of our five central characters – Michel, Alice, Joesph, Marion, Armand who are all connected to Evelyne. The story jumps around from the heat and intensity of the Ivory Coast to the snowy and desolate remote French mountains and slowly reveals the chain of events that lead to the disappearance of Evelyne from different perspectives.

As the story evolves the absurdity of mistaken identity and pure coincidence is both ridiculous and completely believable. Powered by engaging performances, particularly from veteran French character actor Denis Ménochet and some dark comic moments the near two hour run time zips along nicely.




The non-linear narrative storytelling technique hardly feels fresh now but Only the Animals does it well enough to keep the viewer guessing and despite the subtitles is engaging. Only the Animals does well across all Flixwatcher categories, apart from repeat viewing, to score a respectable 4.01 overall.

What do you guys think? Have you seen Only The Animals? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!


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More about Only The Animals

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