Human Nature

Human Nature (2001)

In the Interest of Civilization … Conform.

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 2001-05-18
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 142 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Senator Film
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - starting with table manners - Nathan's lover Lila fights to preserve the man's simian past, which represents a freedom enviable to most.

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  • Patricia Arquette

    as Lila Jute
  • Tim Robbins

    as Dr. Nathan Bronfman
  • Rhys Ifans

    as Puff
  • Miranda Otto

    as Gabrielle
  • Rosie Perez

    as Louise
  • Peter Dinklage

    as Frank
  • Hilary Duff

    as Young Lila Jute
  • Bobby Pyle

    as Young Puff
  • Mary Kay Place

    as Nathan's Mother
  • Robert Forster

    as Nathan's Father
Directing Michel Gondry Director
Writing Charlie Kaufman Screenplay
Production Charlie Kaufman Producer
Production Anthony Bregman Producer
Production Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Camera Tim Maurice-Jones Director of Photography
Art K.K. Barrett Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Nancy Steiner Costume Design
Sound Graeme Revell Original Music Composer
Production Julie Fong Producer
Production Ted Hope Producer
Production Spike Jonze Producer
Editing Russell Icke Editor
Art Peter Andrus Art Direction
Art Gene Serdena Set Decoration