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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.

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Michael Pearce

Writer:

Michael Pearce
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 3 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Johnny Flynn ... Pascal Renouf
Jessie Buckley ... Moll
Emily Taaffe ... Tamara
Geraldine James ... Hilary Huntington
Trystan Gravelle ... Clifford
Oliver Maltman ... Harrison
Charley Palmer Rothwell ... Leigh Dutot
Shannon Tarbet ... Polly
Olwen Fouéré ... Theresa Kelly (as Olwen Fouere)
Hattie Gotobed ... Jade
Joanna Croll ... Sophie
Barry Aird ... Stuart
Tim Woodward ... Fletcher
Claire Rafferty Claire Rafferty ... News Reporter
Leona Clarke ... Shopper
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beast See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,248, 13 May 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$800,365, 5 July 2018
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Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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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

[last lines]
Pascal Renouf: Wait. wait.
[pause]
Pascal Renouf: We're the same.
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East Coast Run.
Written by Danny O'loughlin
Performed by The Diablos
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A thrilling and inventive film
30 April 2018 | by mvealSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. Just when you think the crime genre has run out of original ideas along comes Beast with its entirely fresh take on a seemingly conventional story.

The direction of Beast was often striking, the film had a good script and the acting by all of the performers was top notch.

My attention isn't always held at the cinema, even good films have their boring bits. I'm happy to say that Beast transfixed me from beginning to end. Many of the film's scenes will stay with me for a long time.

An innovative and haunting thriller, if you like imaginative cinema I highly recommend it.


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