Animals (Tiere) (2017)



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Andrea jumps out of a third floor window in a Viennese tenement building. Anna and Nick live in the very same building. She believes Nick used to have an affaire with Andrea and decides to try to start over in a holiday house in Switzerland. Meanwhile attractive Mischa is hired as housesitter for the Viennese flat. Anna can't help to notice her physical likeness with Andrea. Even in far away Lousanne an ice cream vendour reminds her strongly of Andrea. Slowly various story levels start to overlap and dissolve into each other. On top of all of that strange things start happening in their holiday home, which apparently only Anna experiences. Anna starts to doubt her sanity, to suspect that she's trapped in a parallel reality, from where there's no way back. Is it because of her car crash with Nick? Is she imagining things? Or does Nick really start to engage in an affaire with the ice cream vendour, who looks so much like Andrea? Or is Mischa actually Andrea and dreams that Anna goes crazy?


Critic Reviews for Animals (Tiere)

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

The film looks absolutely gorgeous, with beautiful lighting, composition, and imagery, but it's a bit too preoccupied with mind-bending atmospherics to draw any real impact.

Oct 26, 2017 | Full Review…
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Pays obvious dues to Hitchcock, Polanski and Lynch, but is too stylish and self-aware to fall into the trap of mere pastiche.

Feb 28, 2017 | Full Review…

As the film progresses and the head injuries accumulate, the narrative(...)become increasingly convoluted and nothing is certain. Animals delights in spending time in this nebulous area, refusing simple answers about what we're seeing.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Animals, while overwrought with about 38 twists too many, duly entertains and dares to demand a great deal of its audience.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The film offers several mysteries in one, each more engaging than the last.

Jul 17, 2017 | Full Review…

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