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Humane

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A new Cronenberg makes her bow and symbolically kills her father in this dystopian black comedy. A revered national broadcaster, Charles (Peter Gallagher) gathers his (grown) children around him to announce he and their stepmother have enrolled in the government’s emergency euthanasia program — in fact the medics are coming to administer a fatal dose this very night. Alas, his noble gesture backfires when stepmom panics and flees, leaving the administrators short of a body. One of the children will have to step up and take her place… It’s not long before they’re quite literally at each other’s throats.

With a standout turn from Enrico Colantoni as the lethal bureaucrat who won’t take no for an answer, Humane is a deeply cynical — not to say, horrific — satire on a species facing the ultimate sacrifice.

Director

Caitlin Cronenberg

Cast

Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire, Enrico Colantoni, Peter Gallagher, Sebastian Chacon

Credits
Country of Origin

Canada

Year

2024

Language

English

19+
94 min

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Credits

Screenwriter

Michael Sparaga

Cinematography

Douglas Koch

Editor

Orlee Buium

Original Music

Todor Kobakov

Production Design

Brian Garvey

Art Director

Andrea Perez Leon

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