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La bête humaine

Author: Jean RenoirRobert HakimRaymond HakimJean GabinSimone SimonAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2006.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 324.; Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : French : Special edView all editions and formats
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Train engineer Jacques lusts after the wife of his co-worker Roubaud. Roubaud kills his boss and Jacques witnesses the murder. In order to keep Jacques quiet, Roubaud allows Jacques to have an affair with his wife, creating a tragic love triangle.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Foreign films
Motion pictures
French language films
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Émile Zola
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Renoir; Robert Hakim; Raymond Hakim; Jean Gabin; Simone Simon; Fernand Ledoux; Blanchette Brunoy; Jenny Hélia; Gérard Landry; Julien Carette; Joseph Kosma; Émile Zola; Paris Film Production.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 0780026241 9780780026247
OCLC Number: 62500336
Language Note: In French with optional subtitles in English.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1938.
Based on the novel by Émile Zola.
Special features: introduction to the film by Jean Renoir ; new interview with director Peter Bogdanovich ; archival footage of Renoir directing actress Simone Simon and interviews with Renoir, Émile Zola scholar Henri Mitterand, and others on adapting Zola to the screen ; gallery of on-set photographs and theatrical posters ; theatrical trailer ; booklet featuring critic Geoffrey O'Brien, film historian Ginette Vincendeau, and production designer Eugène Lourié.
Credits: Director of photography, Curt Courant ; editor, Marg. Houlet Renoir ; music, J. Kosma.
Cast: Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Ledoux, Blanchette Brunoy, Gérard Landry, Jenny Helia, Carette.
Description: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (34 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.) inserted in container.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen presentation, aspect ratio, 1.33:1, Dolby digital mono.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 324.; Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Other Titles: Human beast
Judas was a woman
Responsibility: Paris Film Production ; Robert & Raymond Hakim présentent un film de Jean Renoir.

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Train engineer Jacques lusts after the wife of his co-worker Roubaud. Roubaud kills his boss and Jacques witnesses the murder. In order to keep Jacques quiet, Roubaud allows Jacques to have an affair with his wife, creating a tragic love triangle.

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