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Official teaser poster
Directed by Pierre-Olivier Thévenin
Jacques-Olivier Molon
Produced by Vérane Frédiani
Franck Ribière
Ruth Waldburger
Written by Jean-Armand Bougrelle
Frédérique Henri
Dominique Néraud
Silvan Boris Schmid[1]
Starring Philippe Nahon
Sara Forestier
Dominique Pinon
Music by Gast Waltzing
Cinematography Aleksander Kaufmann
Edited by Manuel De Sousa
La Fabrique 2
Distributed by La Fabrique de Films
Films Distribution
Release date
  • 6 February 2009 (2009-02-06)
Running time
90 minutes
Country France
Language French

Humains is a French horror film directed from Pierre-Olivier Thévenin and Jacques-Olivier Molon. The film stars Sara Forestier, Dominique Pinon and Philippe Nahon.[2]


A French research team travels to the Swiss Alps to investigate a discovery. After a car accident, the group becomes lost in the mountains with a group of tourists and struggle to survive while being hunted by mysterious figures.



The film was shot in late 2008 in Luxembourg, Paris and the Swiss Alps under the working title of "Les Disparus de Lötschental".[3] Yolande Moreau was originally cast in the lead role as the character Charlotte,[4] but she left the project. As a result, the character's role was changed and became Sara Forestier's character, Nadia.[5]


The film premiered on 6 February 2009 as part of the European Film Market in Germany and was part of the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival on 11 April 2009.[6] The French cinema release was on 22 April 2009.[7]


The film grossed only $236,617 in its opening week in France[8][9] and was universally panned by critics.[10][11] It is the only film to be reviewed on in its first week.[12]


The score was composed by Luxembourg cinema composer Gast Waltzing.[13]


  1. ^ "Finally an official trailer for French thriller Humains". Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  2. ^ "We Found 'Humain' Remains! Final Poster For French Horror Flick!". 4 March 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  3. ^ "New One-Sheet for French Horror Humans". 29 December 2008. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  4. ^ Ichi-The-Killer, 8 November 2008 10:51 PM. "Philippe Nahon Leads The Pack". Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  5. ^ Mack, Andrew (30 July 2008). "Story details for French horror film ‘Humains’". Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  6. ^ "Afm: First Thoughts On Pot and Jom’s Humans". Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  7. ^ "Teaser trailer for French horror Humains". Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  8. ^ "Les bons comptes font les bons amis: Box Office on". Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  9. ^ "Overseas Total Box Office, April 24–26, 2009". Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  10. ^ "Christophe Carrière, « Humains on". 22 April 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  11. ^ Arnaud Mangin (16 April 2009). "Critique ciné: Humains on". Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  12. ^ "Hélène et les Garçons Bouchers on" (in French). Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  13. ^ "First footage for French thriller Humains is a messy tease". Retrieved 2011-09-20. 

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