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A young boy watches as his mother suffers under the domestic abuse of his father. One day he decides to force a confrontation.


Lars Pedersen (as Lars P Arendt)


Lars Pedersen (screenplay) (as Lars P Arendt)
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Complete credited cast:
Anne Louise Hassing Anne Louise Hassing ... Mor
Lars Bom Lars Bom ... John
Frederik Tingsø Frederik Tingsø ... Benjamin
Kenzô Kenzô ... Kenzo (as Kenzo)


A young boy watches as his mother suffers under the domestic abuse of his father. One day he decides to force a confrontation.

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Short | Drama | Thriller



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Release Date:

17 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Århus, Jylland, Denmark


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$40,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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20 March 2014 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Rumour has it that Brit actors Gary Oldman and Tim Roth had a competition to make the world's most depressing feature film . Oldman made NIL BY MOUTH and Roth made THE WAR ZONE . Roth won this competition and THE WAR ZONE is probably the most gut wrenching , bleak and depressing film I have ever seen in my life , so much I'm breaking in to a cold sweat just typing the title . I did think there was something uniquely parochial in that this type of film could only have been made in Britain but after seeing BEAST I do think the Danes are encroaching in to Britain's movies of morbid misery sub-genre

A few days ago I did see 9 METER and that was a rather depressing short led to a nuclear family unit coming to an end due to illness .. It was done in a very ,matter of fact manner and yet remained entirely credible due to its realistic manner . Here with BEAST it plays out similar as a horror film where the only monsters are human beings - perpetrators and victims with one of the victims blurring the lines with an incident involving a puppy . . It's a shocking film , a bleak film and is haunting but not necessarily in a good way . I'm not an animal lover and BEAST does perhaps make the deliberate point that people who love animals might just hold a violent hatred for other human beings but even I found a certain scene involving a puppy distressing and that was before the violence being inflicted upon human beings came to the fore . It's well made and involves difficult topics but is so depressing I found myself wondering if I should have watched it in the first place

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