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La BÍte (The Beast)

La BÍte (The Beast) (1975)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1975 Wide

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In this story, a young nobleman with an unusually strong interest in horse-breeding is being prepared to marry the wealthy niece of an American Cardinal. (Noble families which are growing impoverished try to marry off their younger generations to the heirs of wealthy commoners.) When the girl arrives at the nobleman's family mansion the day before the wedding, she is shown around the house and its treasures and is told the story of an ancestor's legendary battle against a beast. That night, she

Nov 8, 2005

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Beauty killed the beast, Borowczyk says, and erotic poetry freed the screen

November 15, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

The film is oddly effective and, unlike so many other "erotic classics," virtually undated.

March 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Seriously strange French skin-stuff.

April 17, 2005
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Yes, it's utterly unhinged in every way, but Borowczyk avoids much of the stylish overkill of most films of this genre and period, and the result is surprisingly timeless

November 6, 2003 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Audience Reviews for La BÍte (The Beast)

I never except to see this arthouse film is very erotic while it finally released straight to DVD, not in the cinema in 1975 because it was banned for 30 years - it's true! This attempts to mix a fairy tale, a sort of comedy of manners and faked explicit bestiality.
This genuinely erotic film is wonderfully photographed and tasteless. The women here are stunningly beautiful and they are naked most of the time. Overall La BÍte is a visual feast. Whether it be from the fetishistic attention to detail, or the visual motifs pregnant with information, director Walerian Borowczyk's masterpiece should be watched with care and attention.
August 8, 2010
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  • The Beast (La bÍte) (DE)
  • The Beast (UK)
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