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This Man Must Die ()

Que la bête meure (original title)
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A man asserts himself within the life of an actress he believes is somehow responsible for his son's death.

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Charles Thénier
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Hélène Lanson
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Paul Decourt
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Jeanne Decourt
Marc Di Napoli ...
Philippe Decourt
Louise Chevalier ...
Madame Levenes
Guy Marly ...
Jacques Ferrand
Lorraine Rainer ...
Anna Ferrand
Dominique Zardi ...
Le premier inspecteur de police
Stéphane Di Napoli ...
Michel Thénier
Raymone ...
La mère de Paul
Michel Charrel ...
Le ferrailleur
France Girard
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Le policier
Robert Rondo ...
Le garagiste
Jacques Masson ...
Le fils du paysan
Georges Charrier ...
Le chauffeur de taxi
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Le commissaire de police Constant
Jean-Louis Maury ...
Le paysan

Directed by

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Claude Chabrol

Written by

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Nicholas Blake ... (novel "The Beast Must Die")
 
Claude Chabrol ... (dialogue) &
Paul Gégauff ... (dialogue)
 
Claude Chabrol ... (screenplay) &
Paul Gégauff ... (screenplay)

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André Génovès ... executive producer / producer

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Pierre Jansen

Cinematography by

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Jean Rabier

Film Editing by

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Jacques Gaillard

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Catherine Bernard ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Guy Littaye

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Louis Bonnemaison ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Alain Belmondo ... unit manager
Georges Casati ... production manager
Patrick Delauneux ... unit manager

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Michel Dupuy ... assistant director
Jacques Fansten ... assistant director

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Guy Chichignoud ... sound engineer
Gérard Dacquay ... sound assistant
Louis Devaivre ... foley artist
Monique Fardoulis ... sound editor
Alex Pront ... sound mixer

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Paul Bonis ... assistant camera
Jeannine Rabier ... assistant camera (as Jeanine Rabier)
Roger Robert ... key grip
Helga Romanoff ... still photographer
Claude Zidi ... camera operator

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André Girard ... musical director
Dominique Zardi ... composer: song "La Terre"

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Henry Dutrannoy ... administrator (as Henri Dutrannoy)
Claudine Gaubert ... script supervisor
Rosine Josem ... press

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Plot Summary

Single father obsessed with murdering the hit&run driver who killed his only child, poses as a screenwriter to get close to an actress who was in the death car. He feels fully prepared to kill the pretty young woman if she was the driver, but as his knowledge of her family grows, so does his empathy for them. Written by David Stevens

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Also Known As
  • Ucciderò un uomo (Italy)
  • This Man Must Die (Canada, English title)
  • This Man Must Die (United States)
  • The Beast Must Die (World-wide, English title)
  • Que la Bête Meure (United Kingdom)
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  • 110 min
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Trivia When Paul's wife talks to Charles about the "Nouveau Roman", she mentions several writers, including Paul Gégauff, who is credited in this movie for the screenplay and dialogue. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cinema Goes to Dinner (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Vier ernste Gesänge See more »

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