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The Beast (2020)

La belva (original title)
TV-MA | | Action, Crime, Drama | 27 November 2020 (USA)
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Leonida Riva is a gloomy, solitary war veteran, once Captain of the Army's special forces. Life and work have driven Riva apart from his family. His eldest son, Mattia, has never forgiven ... See full summary »

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Claudia De Angelis (scenario), Ludovico Di Martino (scenario) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrizio Gifuni ... Leonida
Lino Musella ... Simonetti
Monica Piseddu Monica Piseddu ... Angela
Andrea Pennacchi Andrea Pennacchi ... Mozart
Emanuele Linfatti Emanuele Linfatti ... Mattia
Nicolò Galasso Nicolò Galasso ... Peppe
Giacomo Colavito Giacomo Colavito ... Emanuele
Giada Gagliardi Giada Gagliardi ... Teresa
Gianmarco Vettori Gianmarco Vettori ... Faina
Silvia Gallerano ... La Mastina
Massimiliano Setti Massimiliano Setti ... Agente Belli
Daria Deflorian ... Psichiatra Militare
Camille Dugay Comencini Camille Dugay Comencini ... Cameriera King of the Pollo (as Camille Dugay)
Stefano Guerrieri ... Agente Petrassi
Francesca Turrini ... Agente Floris
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Leonida Riva is a gloomy, solitary war veteran, once Captain of the Army's special forces. Life and work have driven Riva apart from his family. His eldest son, Mattia, has never forgiven him while his daughter, Teresa, loves him unconditionally. However, a tragic event will force Leonida to transform into something he thought he had long buried in the past. Written by X

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The soundtrack at the end of the film was used also in the Logan movie, "way down we go" by Kaleo. See more »

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Not really a beast
3 January 2021 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

With the recent resurgence of Italian crime dramas thanks to the like of Gomorrah and Subbura , Amazon and Netflix are taking advantage of their popularity and are backing films like la Belva ( The Beast) and I'm pleased they are .

This is the story of Riva , a gloomy, solitary war veteran, once Captain of the Army's special forces. Life and work have driven Riva apart from his family. His eldest son, Mattia, has never forgiven him while his daughter, Teresa, loves him unconditionally. However, a tragic event will force Leonida to transform into something he thought he had long buried in the past.

The Beast is an entertaining, revenge thriller without pulling up too many trees. It's violent, as you would expect but surprisingly slow paced . Fabrizio Gifuni who plays Riva is convincing as the PTSD suffering father , it's just a shame that the bad guys are a little bit stereotyped and unimaginative.

I found this entertaining but it's not a patch on some of the high class Italian drama I've seen in recent years .


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