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Human Nature

Michel Gondry

Comedy, Drama
Feature Films
Comedy, Fiction
A woman in love with a man in love with another woman, and all three have designs on a young man raised as an ape.

A philosophical burlesque, the film follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - starting with table manners - Nathan's lover Lila fights to preserve the man's simian past, which represents a freedom enviable to most. In the power struggle that ensues, an unusual love triangle emerges exposing the perversities of the human heart and the idiosyncrasies of the civilized mind. Human Nature is a comical examination of the trappings of desire in a world where both nature and culture are idealized.

Main cast : Tim Robbins, Patricia Arquette and Rhys Ifans
Festivals :

High Hopes Award, Munich Film Festival (2002)

Best Screenplay, National Board of Review, USA (2002)

Nominated for the Tokyo Grand Prix, Tokyo International Film Festival (2001)


Michel Gondry Feature Films Human Nature
Michel Gondry Human Nature Feature Films


Lila JutePatricia Arquette
PuffRhys Ifans
Dr. Nathan BronfmanTim Robbins
Police DetectiveKen Magee
Police DetectiveSy Richardson
Police DetectiveDavid Warshofsky
Young Lila JuteHilary Duff
Doctor as Stanley DesantisStanley DeSantis
FrankPeter Dinklage
Puff's FatherToby Huss
CongressmanBobby Harwell
CongressmanDaryl Anderson
Young PuffBobby Pyle
Young Nathan as Chase BebakChase MacKenzie Bebak
Nathan's MotherMary Kay Place
Bac FilmsDistribution France
Fine Line FeaturesDistribution USA