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La bête humaine

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

Corporate Author: Paris Film Production.
Other Authors: Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979., Hakim, Robert, 1907-1992., Hakim, Raymond, 1909-1980., Gabin, Jean, 1904-1976., Simon, Simone., Ledoux, Fernand, 1897-1993., Brunoy, Blanchette, 1918-, Hélia, Jenny, 1906-1992., Landry, Gérard, 1914-, Carette, Julien, 1897-1966., Kosma, Joseph, 1905-1969., Zola, Émile, 1840-1902., Criterion Collection (Firm)
Format: Video DVD
Language: French
English
Published: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2006
Edition: Special ed.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 324.
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
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Summary: Train engineer Jacques lusts after the wife of his co-worker Robaud. Robaud kills his boss and Jacques witnesses the murder. In order to keep Jacques quiet, Robaud allows Jacques to have an affair with his wife, creating a tragic love triangle.
Item Description: 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.
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (34 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.) inserted in container.
Format: DVD, region 1, full screen presentation, aspect ratio, 1.33:1, Dolby digital mono.
Production Credits: Director of photography, Curt Courant ; editor, Marg. Houlet Renoir ; music, J. Kosma.
ISBN: 0780026241
9780780026247
Access: FOR HOME USE ONLY.