La Bête Humaine

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La Bête Humaine

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La Bête Humaine

Release Date: December 23, 1938

Year    :   1938
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Crime
Production Companies    :   Paris Film, Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France
Director    :   Jean Renoir
Producers    :   Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim, Roland Tual
Writers    :   Jean Renoir, Émile Zola, Denise Leblond
RunTime    :   100 mins.

On board a train bound for the port city of Le Havre, France, railroad stationmaster Roubard murders Grandmorin, who seduced his beautiful young wife, Severine. Engineer Jacques Lantier, stuck in Le Havre while the train is being repaired, also begins a passionate affair with Severine, who tries to entice the handsome stranger to murder her controlling husband. However, Lantier has a secret urge of his own that changes everything.

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