Animal Heart (2009)

Animal Heart
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign
Keywords marriage
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Alexandra Karamisaris Actor n/a 1 1000001
Camille Japy Actor n/a 1 1000002
Olivier Rabourdin Actor n/a 1 1000003
Severine Cornamusaz Director n/a 2 2000001
Xavier Grin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Pascal Verroust Producer n/a 3 3000002
Severine Cornamusaz Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Marcel Beaulieu Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Noelle Revaz Source Material (from novel: "Rapport aux betes") 120786 4000003
Carlo Varini Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Daniel Gibel Editor n/a 172 7000001
Synopsis
In the Swiss Alps, Paul, a taciturn farmer, lives with his wife Rosine and animals. Emotionally-stunted, Paul treats his wife like a worker, and when she shows signs of ill health, he chalks it up to a much wished-for pregnancy. When Rosine eventually becomes bedridden, Paul decides to hire a Spanish farmhand, Eusebio. Handsome and mischievous, Eusebio immediately charms Claudie, the owner of the bar in the nearby hamlet. Soon, he extends his disruptive presence to Paul's world as well. Pangs of jealousy begin to rack Paul, inciting him to beat Rosine, something that he had never done before. The following day, Eusebio calls the paramedics and Rosine is hospitalized. Paul suddenly finds himself more isolated than ever. When he finally decides to pay Rosine a visit, he discovers she has left the hospital without him. In her absence, Paul begins to recognize his wife's true worth.