Man to Man (2005 film)

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Man to Man
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Film poster
Directed by Régis Wargnier
Produced by Aïssa Djabri
Farid Lahouassa
Written by William Boyd
Régis Wargnier
Starring Joseph Fiennes
Kristin Scott Thomas
Lomama Boseki
Cécile Bayiha
Iain Glen
Hugh Bonneville
Music by Patrick Doyle
Cinematography Laurent Dailland
Edited by Yann Malcor
Distributed by ARP Sélection (France)
Release date
  • 10 February 2005 (2005-02-10) (Berlinale)
  • 13 April 2005 (2005-04-13) (France)
Running time
122 minutes
Country France
South Africa
United Kingdom
Language English
Budget €21.7 million[1]
Box office $3.5 million[2]

Man to Man is a 2005 historical drama film directed by Régis Wargnier and starring Joseph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas and Iain Glen. The screenplay concerns a man in a team of Victorian scientists conducting research in Africa, who begins to have doubts about the human cost of their mission. It was scripted by William Boyd.


In 1860, Victorian scientists capture a pygmy couple during an expedition in Central Africa. They are transported back to the United Kingdom for further study as part of research involving the theory of the evolution of man. However, the primitive outlook of the pygmies and the sophisticated methods used by the scientists, as well as the complications of an adapting to a foreign environment, make their anthropological study all the more difficult. Ultimately, as the pygmies become more absorbed to the public, major disagreements erupt culminating in a bloody and tragic confrontation.



  1. ^ "Man To Man". JP's Box-Office. 
  2. ^ "Man to Man". Box Office Mojo. 

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