La bête humaine

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[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2006.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (34 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm) inserted in container.


General Note
Based on the novel by Émile Zola.
General Note
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.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1938.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Curt Courant ; editor, Marg. Houlet Renoir ; music, J. Kosma.
Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Ledoux, Blanchette Brunoy, Gérard Landry, Jenny Helia, Carette.
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.
System Details
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation, aspect ratio, 1.33:1, Dolby digital mono.
In French with optional subtitles in English.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Renoir, J., Hakim, R., Hakim, R., Gabin, J., Simon, S., Ledoux, F., Brunoy, B., Hélia, J., Landry, G., Carette, J., Kosma, J., Courant, C., Renoir, M. H., Bogdanovich, P., & Zola, E. (2006). La bête humaine (Special ed.). Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jean Renoir et al.. 2006. La Bête Humaine. Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jean Renoir et al.. La Bête Humaine Criterion Collection, 2006.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Renoir, Jean, et al. La Bête Humaine Special ed., Criterion Collection, 2006.

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