La Plante humaine

  1. Overview
  2. Description
  3. Fact Sheet

Pierre Hébert floods us with images that question the media cult.

His TV, his dog Leonard and his books are all Mr Michel needs to make his daily life comfortable. But this comfort is nevertheless threatened when he is unwillingly subjected to a flood of images showing him the turmoil of current events and besetting him with nightmarish visions as he tries to make sense of it all.

La Plante humaine is a key work that is in keeping with the films of Norman McLaren and alludes to the vital link connecting humans to the rest of the world. Mixing techniques of scratching on film and live action, it brilliantly compares reality to the world the media allows us to see.


Director: Pierre Hébert
Canada, Office National du Film du Canada (ONF), Arcadia Films, P.O.M. Films
1996, 1h18, all audiences

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: La Plante humaine

    Directed by: Pierre HÉBERT

    Country: Canada, France

    Year of production: 1996

    Running time: 01 h 18 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used:

    Target public: Adults, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Pierre HÉBERT


    Script: Pierre Hébert, Anne Quesemand

    Camera: Pierre Hébert

    Music: Robert Lepage

    Sound: Claude Beaugrand

    Editing: Fernand Belanger