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Beast (2017)

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A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.

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Michael Pearce

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Michael Pearce
Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jessie Buckley ... Moll
Geraldine James ... Hilary Huntington
Johnny Flynn ... Pascal Renouf
Trystan Gravelle ... Clifford
Shannon Tarbet ... Polly
Charley Palmer Rothwell ... Leigh Dutot
Tim Woodward ... Fletcher
Olwen Fouéré ... Theresa Kelly (as Olwen Fouere)
Emily Taaffe ... Tamara
Hattie Gotobed ... Jade
Oliver Maltman ... Harrison
Barry Aird ... Stuart
Claire Rafferty Claire Rafferty ... News Reporter
Richard Laing ... News Reporter
Leona Clarke ... Shopper
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Storyline

In her tiny island community, twenty-something Moll "Jessie Buckley" quickly falls for charming newcomer Pascal "Johnny Flynn". When he is named the top suspect in several murders around town, she defends him to her family but becomes doubtful as she sees his true colors. Geraldine James, Trystan Gravelle, and Shannon Tarbet also star. Written and directed by Michael Pearce.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beast See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,248, 13 May 2018

Gross USA:

$800,365

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,744,071
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film had its world premiere in the Platform section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Theresa Kelly: Why did you leave your own birthday party?
Moll: I didn't enjoy the company.
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Soundtracks

Don't Let The Sun (Catch You Crying)
Performed by Gerry and the Pacemakers
Written by Les Chadwick (as John Leslie Chadwick), Leslie Maguire (as Leslie Charles Maguire), Freddie Marsden (as Fred Marsden) and Gerry Marsden (as Gerard Marsden)
Published by Universal / Dick James Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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A pleasant surprise. Go in blind if you can.
12 July 2018 | by DJKwaSee all my reviews

//Revelation Film Festival Review//

A psychological drama that steadily ratchets up tension, Beast is best entered into blind. For those who need a little more persuasion, the story follows a young woman, a mysterious man and a series of unexplained killings in a small seaside town. As both their past mistakes come back to haunt them, is all as it seems?

As Michael Pearce's debut feature, Beast is an assured first effort. Just when you think you know where it's heading it makes you question your assumptions and you'll be second guessing until the very end. A pleasant surprise that's definitely worth checking out.


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