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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

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Perduras is a new character that was created for this movie only. See more »

Quotes

Belle: God of the forest. Let me go back to him. It is my only wish. My only desire.
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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 (1908) See more »

Soundtracks

Dark History Waltz
Composed by Brian Keane (as Brian Keane) and Ric Burns
Courtesy of Brian Keane Music INC/ASCAP and Steeplechae Films Music/ ASCAP
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User Reviews

 
The Film is all Beauty, no Beast (The Majestic Love Story is Missing).
8 December 2014 | by akash_sebastianSee all my reviews

A nice attempt by Christophe Gans, but certainly not his best work. The special effects are remarkable and the visuals are spectacular, but the movie has nothing much to offer other than that. The different take of the story might seem a little refreshing, but it lacks heart and soul, and the characters aren't developed much; one couldn't sympathise with or like any character in the film. Glimpses are given into the prince's life and his past, but nothing is done to develop his relationship with Belle; them falling in love doesn't make any sense in this story.

Talented actors like Cassel and Seydoux are completely wasted; they're just there to look their part. But I have to say, Lea Seydoux's looks in the movie are synonymous with her character's name, Belle (beautiful).

If anyone is a fan of the story, I would still recommend them to watch the 1991 animated musical instead of this one; it's better in every single way.

Overall, the film is all Beauty, no Beast (the majestic love story is missing).


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Language:

French | English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR33,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,430,624
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2.39 : 1
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