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Beauty and the Beast (2014)

La belle et la bête (original title)
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An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.

Director:

Christophe Gans

Writers:

Sandra Vo-Anh (scenario and dialogue), Christophe Gans (scenario and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... La Bête / Le Prince
Léa Seydoux ... Belle
André Dussollier ... Le marchand
Eduardo Noriega ... Perducas
Myriam Charleins ... Astrid
Audrey Lamy ... Anne
Sara Giraudeau ... Clotilde
Jonathan Demurger ... Jean-Baptiste
Nicolas Gob ... Maxime
Louka Meliava ... Tristan
Yvonne Catterfeld ... La Princesse
Dejan Bucin ... Louis
Wolfgang Menardi ... Thierry
Mickey Hardt ... Etienne
Arthur Doppler Arthur Doppler ... Virgil
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An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.

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The legend is reborn...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some fantasy violence, sensuality and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The character Léa Seydoux played in The Grand Budapest Hotel is called Clotilde, as is one of Belle's sisters in this film. See more »

Quotes

[Translated From Trailer]
Belle: Who does this castle belong to?
The Beast: Everything here belongs to me.
Belle: You talk like any other man. It's a little disappointing.
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Crazy Credits

The film title and part of the closing credits appear within a fairytale book. See more »

Connections

Version of Beauty and the Beast (1899) See more »

Soundtracks

Air - Suite in F Major HWV 348 - Water Music
Written by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Haendel)
Performed by The Slovac Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy of Miss Daisy/ Rendez-Vous Digital
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User Reviews

 
Stunning, but Sluggish
9 July 2014 | by SacrificeSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this French version of "Beauty and The Beast" for the most part. The cinematography and character designs are beautiful. I liked the fantasy atmosphere and sense of exploration in the first half of the film. I also liked the mystery of the Beast's origin.

I appreciate the fact that it is more accurate to the fairy tale than previous adaptations. That being said, the second half deviates from the original story in a few respects and I found it sluggish in some parts. I found the final action sequence a bit too fantastical and left unexplained except via Deus Ex Machina. However, it certainly looks impressive.

Ultimately, the film isn't perfect. The story has been done many times before and this rendition is sluggish at times. Never-the-less, I recommend watching the film for its stunning beauty alone.


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Country:

France | Germany | Spain

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR33,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,430,624
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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