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Animals and More Animals

Animals and More Animals

A Feature film by Nicolas Philibert

Produced by Les Films d'Ici

Release in France : 05/06/1996


    Philibert films Zoology Gallery of the National Museum of Natural History (today known as the Great Gallery of Evolution) for a period of reforms which lasted from 1991 until 1994. The documentary shows how to perform dissection or even how to transport or restore some of the pieces in the collection, such as elephants, rhinos, gorillas and giraffes.

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    Executive Producer :

    Les Films d'Ici

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Les Films du Losange

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    MKL Distribution

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    "[3 ½ STARS] The most delightful twin bill in town!”
    – Jay Carr, amNY

    “An international cast of curious creatures in their native habitats stars in this charming Gallic duo of featurettes.”
    – Jessica Winter, Village Voice

    “What emerges is less the celebration of an institution than a picture of man’s relationship to nature that is every bit as beguiling as a Rousseau.”
    – Nathan Lee, New York Times

    “Surrealistically thrilling! Fascinates!”
    – Jay Carr, amNY

    “Philibert is most enamored of the museum’s vast collection of unheimlich mammalian heads and grants them many a haunting close-up”
    – Jessica Winter, Village Voice

    “Just imagine a doc about animals with neither a ponderous voiceover nor an attention-grabbing host.

    Or live animals, for that matter. How refreshing! Dryly Funny!”
    – Elisabeth Vincentelli, Time Out NY

    “Delightful… There's a strange primal melancholy to this frozen kingdom that Philibert both respects and finds wryly amusing, especially when specimens are being poked, painted and spruced by human hands.”
    — Dennis Harvey, Variety

    “An incisive testimony of the human desire, or compulsion, to preserve and document.

    Beware: a trip to the local natural history museum may never be quite the same.”

    — San Francisco International Film Festival 1995

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    Full credits (7)

    Executive Producer :

    Serge Lalou

    Director of Photography :

    Frédéric Labourasse

    Editor :

    Guy Lecorne

    Sound Mixer :

    Julien Cloquet

    Screenwriter :

    Nicolas Philibert

    Sound Recordist :

    Henri Maïkoff

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Hersant

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    Feature film

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    1 h

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