The Beast



The head of a failing French family thinks that fate has smiled down on him when the daughter of a wealthy man agrees to be married to his son. The daughter and her aunt then travel out to the French countryside to meet with the family, unaware that a mysterious 'beast' is stalking the vicinity.

  1. Walerian Borowczyk

    Director, Writer

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  1. Sirpa Lane

    Sirpa Lane

    Romilda de l'Esperance

  2. Lisbeth Hummel

    Lisbeth Hummel

    Lucy Broadhurst

  3. Elisabeth Kaza

    Elisabeth Kaza

    Virginia Broadhurst

  4. Pierre Benedetti

    Mathurin de l'Esperance

  5. Guy Tréjan

    Guy Tréjan

    Pierre de l'Esperance

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The Beast
The Beast


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Original Title La Bête

Status Released

Release Information

  • April 15, 1977


    These films contain excessive graphic violence, intense or explicit sex, depraved, abhorrent behavior, explicit drug abuse, strong language, explicit nudity, or any other elements which, at present, most parents would consider too strong and therefore off-limits for viewing by their children and teens. NC-17 does not necessarily mean obscene or pornographic in the oft-accepted or legal meaning of those words.

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 33m

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