L'humanité

L'humanité

Directed by Bruno Dumont • 1999 • France
Starring Emmanuel Schotté, Séverine Caneele

The transcendent second feature by Bruno Dumont probes the wonder and horror of the human condition through the story of a profoundly alienated police detective (the indelibly sad-eyed Emmanuel Schotté, winner of an upset best actor prize at Cannes for his first film performance) who, while investigating the murder of a young girl, experiences jolting, epiphanous moments of emotional and physical connection. Demonstrating Dumont’s deftness with nonactors and relentlessly frank depiction of bodies and sexuality, L’HUMANITÉ is at once an idiosyncratic police procedural and a provocative exploration of the tension between humankind’s capacity for compassion and our base, sometimes barbarous animal instincts.

Subscribe Watch Trailer Share
L'humanité
  • L'humanité

    Directed by Bruno Dumont • 1999 • France
    Starring Emmanuel Schotté, Séverine Caneele

    The transcendent second feature by Bruno Dumont probes the wonder and horror of the human condition through the story of a profoundly alienated police detective (the indelibly sad-eyed Emmanuel Schotté, winne...

Extras

  • Bruno Dumont on L’HUMANITÉ

    In this interview shot in 2019, director Bruno Dumont discusses his second film, L'HUMANITÉ.

  • Bruno Dumont with Phillipe Rouyer on L’HUMANITÉ

    In this interview form 2014, director Bruno Dumont discusses L'HUMANITÉ with film critic Philippe Rouyer.

  • Tendances

    This segment from an episode of the French television program Tendances, hosted by Hélène Chauwin, focuses on actor Séverine Caneele, who plays Domino in L'HUMANITÉ. It was broadcast on February 5, 2000.

  • Bruno Dumont with Gérard Dupagny on L’HUMANITÉ

    In this regional news broadcast, journalist Gérard Dupagny conducts an interview with Bruno Dumont, discussing his film L'HUMANITÉ and its setting, Dumont's hometown of Bailleul, France. It was broadcast on October 24, 1999.