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Blood of the Beasts ()

Le sang des bêtes (original title)
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Bucolic scenes from the outskirts of Paris are contrasted with stark footage from slaughterhouses.

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Georges Hubert ...
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
Nicole Ladmiral ...
Récitante / Narrator (voice)
Alfred Macquart ...
Himself, horse slaughterer
Maurice Griselle ...
Himself, cow slaughterer
André Brunier ...
Poleaxer
Henri Fournel ...
Butcher

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Georges Franju

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Georges Franju ... (writer)

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Paul Legros ... producer

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Joseph Kosma

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Marcel Fradetal

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André Joseph

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André Joseph ... assistant director

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Patrice Molinard ... still photographer

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Jean Painlevé ... commentary writer

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Plot Summary

An early example of ultra-realism, this movie contrasts the quiet, bucolic life in the outskirts of Paris with the harsh, gory conditions inside the nearby slaughterhouses. Describes the fate of the animals and that of the workers in graphic detail. Written by

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Also Known As
  • Blood of the Beasts (World-wide, English title)
  • Blood of the Beasts (United States)
  • Das Blut der Tiere (Germany)
  • Il sangue della bestia (Italy)
  • Dyrenes blod (Denmark)
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  • 22 min
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Trivia This short film is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for Eyes Without a Face (1960). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Moses und Aron (2006). See more »

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