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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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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Jessie Buckley ... Moll
Johnny Flynn ... Pascal Renouf
Geraldine James ... Hilary Huntington
Shannon Tarbet ... Polly
Trystan Gravelle ... Clifford
Olwen Fouéré ... Theresa Kelly (as Olwen Fouere)
Charley Palmer Rothwell ... Leigh Dutot
Emily Taaffe ... Tamara
Chris Wilson ... Dinner Guest
Hattie Gotobed ... Jade
Tim Woodward ... Fletcher
Oliver Maltman ... Harrison
Barry Aird ... Stuart
Claire Rafferty Claire Rafferty ... News Reporter
Djalenga Scott ... Waitress
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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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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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East Coast Run
Written by Danny O'Laughlin (uncredited)
Written and Performed by The Diablos
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Another Gem.
8 September 2018 | by saschultz-56208See all my reviews

You can always rely on the British to make great movies. There is just something about the landscapes , soundtrack and depth of it all, that makes you realize that you are watching quality.

I really enjoyed this movie. It was real and the acting was great. A dark tale of love , mistakes , judgements and the " beast " in all of us. I always gauge a movie on how long I think about it after it's over. This one had my attention. I think too many people go into the story too much and explain an opinion. I think if you lean a bit to the dark side of entertainment , take this one for a spin .


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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

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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