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Beast (2017)

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A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.

Director:

Michael Pearce

Writer:

Michael Pearce
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jessie Buckley ... Moll
Johnny Flynn ... Pascal Renouf
Geraldine James ... Hilary Huntington
Trystan Gravelle ... Clifford
Olwen Fouéré ... Theresa Kelly (as Olwen Fouere)
Shannon Tarbet ... Polly
Claire Rafferty ... News Reporter
Emily Taaffe ... Tamara
Hattie Gotobed ... Jade
Charley Palmer Rothwell Charley Palmer Rothwell ... Leigh Dutot
Oliver Maltman ... Harrison
Tim Woodward ... Fletcher
Chris Wilson ... Dinner Guest
Barry Aird ... Stuart
Richard Laing ... News Reporter
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Storyline

In her tiny island community, twenty-something Moll "Jessie Buckley" quickly falls for charming newcomer Pascal "Johnny Flynn". When he is named the top suspect in several murders around town, she defends him to her family but becomes doubtful as she sees his true colors. Geraldine James, Trystan Gravelle, and Shannon Tarbet also star. Written and directed by Michael Pearce.

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Be careful what you unleash


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The director, Michael Pearce, previously lived in Jersey and this movie is loosely based on a real life person dubbed The Beast of Jersey who terrorized the island of Jersey in the 1960s and 1970s. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hilary Huntington: That was good, all of you. Moll, I need more from you. Can we take it from the beginning?
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Des Lisle Banet / The Little Child
Written by Tony Krohn
Based on a traditional Norwegian Song
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A pleasant surprise. Go in blind if you can.
12 July 2018 | by DJKwaSee all my reviews

//Revelation Film Festival Review//

A psychological drama that steadily ratchets up tension, Beast is best entered into blind. For those who need a little more persuasion, the story follows a young woman, a mysterious man and a series of unexplained killings in a small seaside town. As both their past mistakes come back to haunt them, is all as it seems?

As Michael Pearce's debut feature, Beast is an assured first effort. Just when you think you know where it's heading it makes you question your assumptions and you'll be second guessing until the very end. A pleasant surprise that's definitely worth checking out.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,248, 13 May 2018

Gross USA:

$800,365

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,744,071
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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