Rent La Bete Humaine (1938)

3.8 of 5 from 103 ratings
1h 36min
Rent La Bete Humaine (aka Judas Was a Woman / The Human Beast) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Charting the turbulent relationship between a train-driver and a married woman as they plot to kill her husband, Renoir's adaptation of Emile Zola's classic novel is often cited by critics as one of the director's greatest films. Made at the height of Renoir's 1930s poetic realism period, the film also has shades of film-noir with its sexually charged story and self-destructive, hard-boiled anti-hero. Featuring a truly unforgettable performance by Jean Gabin as Lantier, the tormented train-driver, 'La Bete Humaine' was one of Renoir's biggest successes and is just as compelling today as when it was first released.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim
Writers:
Émile Zola, Jean Renoir
Aka:
Judas Was a Woman / The Human Beast
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
France, Classics, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/09/2004
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W

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Reviews (1) of La Bete Humaine

La Bete Humaine - La Bete Humaine review by Mel

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13/10/2020

Superbly tense, wonderful footage of steam trains, and very atmospheric.  We think Hitchcock must have admired this classic film because there are parallels in his work.  

Thank you Cinema Paradiso for sourcing this one.

Mel and Alice  

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