When his young son is killed in a hit and run accident, Charles Thenier resolves to hunt down and murder the killer. By chance, Thenier makes the acquaintance of an actress, Helène Lanson, who was in the car at the time of the accident. He then meets Helène’s brother-in-law, Paul Decourt, a truly horrible individual.

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  1. Claude Chabrol

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Nicholas Blake


  3. Paul Gégauff


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  1. Michel Duchaussoy

    Michel Duchaussoy

    Charles Thenier

  2. Caroline Cellier

    Caroline Cellier

    Helene Lanson

  3. Jean Yanne

    Jean Yanne

    Paul Decourt

  4. Marc Di Napoli

    Marc Di Napoli

    Philippe Decourt

  5. Anouk Ferjac

    Anouk Ferjac

    Jeanne Decourt

  6. LC

    Louise Chevalier

    Madame Levenes

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Original Title Que la bête meure

Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 5, 1969



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