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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 5 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jessie Buckley ... Moll
Johnny Flynn ... Pascal Renouf
Geraldine James ... Hilary Huntington
Shannon Tarbet ... Polly
Olwen Fouéré ... Theresa Kelly (as Olwen Fouere)
Trystan Gravelle ... Clifford
Charley Palmer Rothwell ... Leigh Dutot
Emily Taaffe ... Tamara
Richard Laing ... News Reporter
Hattie Gotobed ... Jade
Barry Aird ... Stuart
Tim Woodward ... Fletcher
Claire Rafferty Claire Rafferty ... News Reporter
Joshua Squire ... Funeral Attendee and Night Club Dancer
Oliver Maltman ... Harrison
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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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$800,365, 5 July 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film had its world premiere in the Platform section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Hilary Huntington: Your father's been acting up, where have you been?
Moll: I'm in a relationship, Mum. I can't be there all the time.
Hilary Huntington: [scoffs] Sweetheart, you can't just change the rules because someone's shown an interest. Maybe I've been too soft on you.
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When Nietzche Wept
Written by Larry Goldings
Performed by The Larry Goldings Trio
Licensed courtesy of Extreme Music
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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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