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Le Règne Animal

Le Règne Animal

Original name:Le Règne Animal
English name: The Animal Kingdom
Year: 2023
Run time: 130 Min
Language: French
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: France
Director:Thomas CAILLEY
Producers: Pierre Guyard
Cast: Romain Duris, Paul Kircher, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Tom Mercier, Jean Boronat
Screenplay: Thomas Cailley, Pauline Munier
Cinematographer:David Cailley
Editor: Lilian Corbeille
Sound Designer:Fabrice Osinski, Raphaël Sohier, Matthieu Fichet, Nicolas Becker, Niels Barletta
Music Composer: Andrea Laszlo De Simone
Production Company:Nord-Ouest Films
World Sales: The Festival Agency


  • Cannes: Un Certain Regard 2023
  • Busan IFF 2023
  • SITGES 2023
  • Karlovy Vary IFF 2023
  • MAMI Mumbai FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2014 Love At First Fight
  • 2011 Paris Shanghai (Short)

Director's Biography:


After directing a short film Paris Shanghai (2011), Thomas Cailley made his first feature film Love at First Fight (2014) to win a total of three awards including the FIPRESCI award at the Cannes. It received multiple nominations at César awards and won three, including Best First Feature Film. The Animal Kingdom is his second feature film and was chosen as the opening film for the Un Certain Regard at the Cannes 2023.


Set in near future, two years after the first mutations from human to animal, society tries to adapt to this new reality. Specialized centres are created to take care of and treat these "creatures". However, a convoy accident causes the creatures to disperse into the wild, leading to a series of unexpected events.