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Ciné: La Bête Humaine

23/05/2012

La Bete Humaine

The third Renoir-Gabin collaboration turns Zola’s naturalist novel into a prototypical film noir. Gabin plays Jacques Lantier, a train driver who witnesses a murder and falls for the dangerous, kittenish Séverine (Simone Simon). Gabin is pivotal to the film’s ability to weld together a realist story of workers’ solidarity (he was decorated by the railworkers’ union for his authentic portrayal) and a powerful, dark crime melodrama.

Jean Renoir (1938)
Rated PG
Cast: Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Fernand Ledoux, Blanchette Brunoy, Gérard Landry.

French with English subtitles

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Date:
23/05/2012
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Venue

Edinburgh Filmhouse
United Kingdom