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La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast)

La Belle et la Bête

La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast)

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Marcel André

year: 1946

colour: no

certificate: U

director: Jean Cocteau

runtime: 100

Drama/ Fantasy A moment of pure magic. Once upon a time..." A half-ruined merchant lived in the country with his son Ludovic and his three daughters. Two of the daughters, Felicy and Adelaide, are really selfish, pretentious and evil and they exploit the third daughter, Belle, as a servant. One day, the merchant gets lost in the forest and enters a strange castle. He picks up a rose for Belle, the castle's owner appears. He is a monster, half-human, (body) and half-beast (paws, head), and he has magic powers. He sentenced the merchant to death, unless one of his daughters replaces him. Belle sacrifices herself for her father and goes to the castle. She will discover that the Beast is not so wild and inhuman as it looks.


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