This Man Must Die

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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.

Movie Data


Original Title Que la bête meure

Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 5, 1969



Cast 16

  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

  7. GM

    Guy Marly
    Jacques Ferrand

  8. LR

    Lorraine Rainer
    Anna Ferrand

  9. SD

    Stéphane Di Napoli
    Michel Thenier

  10. Dominique Zardi

    Dominique Zardi
    Le premier inspecteur

  11. R

    La mère de Paul

  12. Michel Charrel

    Michel Charrel
    Le ferrailleur

  13. BP

    Bernard Papineau
    Le policier

  14. JM

    Jacques Masson
    Le fils du paysan

  15. Maurice Pialat

    Maurice Pialat
    Inspecteur Constant

  16. JM

    Jean-Louis Maury
    Le paysan

Crew 24


  1. GL

    Guy Littaye
    Production Design


  1. Jean Rabier

    Jean Rabier
    Director of Photography

  2. PB

    Paul Bonis
    First Assistant Camera

  3. RR
  4. Claude Zidi

    Claude Zidi
    Camera Operator

Costume & Make-Up

  1. LB

    Louis Bonnemaison
    Makeup Artist


  1. Claude Chabrol

    Claude Chabrol

  2. MD

    Michel Dupuy
    Assistant Director

  3. JF

    Jacques Fansten
    Assistant Director


  1. JG
  2. CB

    Catherine Bernard
    Assistant Editor


  1. AG
  2. AB

    Alain Belmondo
    Unit Manager

  3. GC

    Georges Casati
    Production Manager

  4. PD

    Patrick Delauneux
    Unit Manager


  1. PJ

    Pierre Jansen
    Original Music Composer

  2. GC

    Guy Chichignoud
    Sound Engineer

  3. LD
  4. MF

    Monique Fardoulis
    Sound Editor

  5. AP

    Alex Pront
    Sound Mixer

  6. Dominique Zardi


  1. Claude Chabrol

    Claude Chabrol

  2. Paul Gégauff

    Paul Gégauff

  3. NB

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