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La belle et la bête (2014)

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An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.

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Cast

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Perducas
Myriam Charleins ...
Astrid
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Anne
Sara Giraudeau ...
Clotilde
Jonathan Demurger ...
Jean-Baptiste
Nicolas Gob ...
Maxime
Louka Meliava ...
Tristan
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La Princesse
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Louis
Wolfgang Menardi ...
Thierry
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Etienne
Arthur Doppler ...
Virgil
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Storyline

An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The legend is reborn...

Genres:

Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some fantasy violence, sensuality and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La bella y la bestia  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€33,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,315,648
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Contrary to popular belief, there are no creatures or living objects in the Beast's castle in the original tale. This was made popular by Disney's animated movie. See more »

Quotes

[Translated From Trailer]
Belle: Who does this castle belong to?
The Beast: Everything here belongs to me.
Belle: You talk like any other man. It's a little disappointing.
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Connections

Version of Die Schöne und das Biest (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Air - Suite in F Major HWV 348 - Water Music
Written by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Haendel)
Performed by The Slovac Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy of Miss Daisy/ Rendez-Vous Digital
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Stunning, but Sluggish
9 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed this French version of "Beauty and The Beast" for the most part. The cinematography and character designs are beautiful. I liked the fantasy atmosphere and sense of exploration in the first half of the film. I also liked the mystery of the Beast's origin.

I appreciate the fact that it is more accurate to the fairy tale than previous adaptations. That being said, the second half deviates from the original story in a few respects and I found it sluggish in some parts. I found the final action sequence a bit too fantastical and left unexplained except via Deus Ex Machina. However, it certainly looks impressive.

Ultimately, the film isn't perfect. The story has been done many times before and this rendition is sluggish at times. Never-the-less, I recommend watching the film for its stunning beauty alone.


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