The Animals Film

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

Who cares about cruelty to animals? You should, suggests this documentary narrated by Julie Christie, not just cranks and misty-eyed pet-lovers with more sentiment than sense, because it's a basic political issue as much as a moral/emotional one. Animal abuse means mega-profits for factory farming and pharmaceutics, but the final appeal is to naked self-interest rather than compassion: when life is held cheap, it's a small step from mutilating pigs in H-bomb tests today to annihilating people tomorrow. The film uses expressive montage to drive its points home with a raw and blistering anger that can't fail to move, even if you don't always entirely agree (or care to watch the screen).


Release details

136 mins

Cast and crew

Victor Schonfeld, Myriam Alaux
Victor Schonfeld