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The Beast ()

La bête (original title)
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A late businessman's daughter is heading with her aunt to the crumbling estate of her soon-to-be husband, unaware of the strange rumours that cloud the family's name.

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Romilda de l'Esperance
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Lucy Broadhurst
Elisabeth Kaza ...
Virginia Broadhurst
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Mathurin de l'Esperance
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Pierre de l'Esperance
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Priest
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Duc Rammendelo De Balo (as Dalio)
Robert Capia ...
Roberto Capia
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Clarisse De l'Esperance
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Ifany
Anna Baldaccini ...
Théodore
Thierry Bourdon ...
Modeste
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(as Mathieu Rivollier)
Julien Hanany
Marie Testanière ...
Marie
Stéphane Testanière ...
Stéphane
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Cardinal Joseph de Balo

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Walerian Borowczyk

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Walerian Borowczyk ... ()

Produced by

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Anatole Dauman ... producer

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Bernard Daillencourt
Marcel Grignon

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Walerian Borowczyk

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Florence Bory ... assistant editor
Alain Cayrade ... assistant editor
Florence Dauman ... assistant editor
Claude Delon ... assistant editor
Jean-Pierre Platel ... assistant editor
Monique Prim ... assistant editor
Michel Valio ... assistant editor

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Jacques D'Ovidio

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Alain Guillé

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Piet Bolscher

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Odette Berroyer ... makeup artist

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Dominique Duvergé ... production manager

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Michel Laurent ... sound
Alex Pront ... sound mixer
Jean-Pierre Ruh ... sound
Pierluigi Scarpantonio ... audio restorer

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Serge Boiron ... chief electrician
Noël Véry ... camera operator
Gérard Wurtz ... photographer

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Robert Atellian ... chief machinist
Jean Duguet ... prise de son auditorium
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Plot Summary

Under the condition that within six months from the death of the accomplished businessman Philip Broadhurst, his beloved daughter and heiress to his immense fortune Lucy gets married to Marquis Pierre de l'Esperance's son Mathurin, innocent fair Lucy heads with her aunt to the crumbling estate of her soon-to-be husband. But the once noble estate is nestled deep in the French dense woods, where centuries ago, a wild and ravenous supernatural beast roamed the very forests driven by a raw and unquenchable lust for virginal unprotected girls. Before long, young Lucy completely unaware of the menacing legend and the strange rumours that cloud the family's name will begin experiencing appalling, yet sensually charged visions of an unprecedented vividness. Is there a bit of truth in the legend of the Beast of Gévaudan? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines Just About The Most Outrageous Erotic Fantasy Ever Committed To Film. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Beast (World-wide, English title)
  • Death's Ecstacy (United States)
  • Death's Ecstasy (United States)
  • The Beast (United States)
  • La bestia (Spain)
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  • 98 min
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Trivia Actor Bryan Pringle once took a date to a screening of The Beast (1975) in London. She was reportedly "appalled by his taste in films." See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Immoral Tales (1973). See more »
Quotes Priest: Spring is the cause of our excitement. We, frail humans, we are like animals, we suffer the laws of nature. Alas!
Pierre de l'Esperance: Happily, we have this intelligence, this heavenly gift, which enables us to fight our instincts.
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