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LA BELLE ET LA BETE (1946)

LA BELLE ET LA BETE <span>(1946)</span> artwork

LA BELLE ET LA BETE (1946)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 94

Release dates 03/01/2014, 05/11/1990

BBFCInsight Contains mild language and scary scenes

Genre(s) Fantasy

Director(s) Jean Cocteau

Cast includes Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parely, Marcel Andre, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Mila Parély, Raoul Marco, Marcel André

Summary A beautiful young woman, Belle, takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast after he is caught stealing a rose.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 24/12/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LA BELLE ET LA BETE - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is Jean Cocteau's version of the fairy tale in which a young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a beast, who wants to marry her.

Language

The film contains a scene in which a man says "My sisters are bitches". The term is not aggressively delivered and is not directed at the women in question. There is also infrequent use of very mild bad language ('God', 'hell').

Threat

The Beast's face is occasionally shown in close-up, and in some scenes he is bloodied or his fur burns. In other scenes, gargoyles in a castle are shown to have human faces and disembodied hands are seen to reach out. However, the Beast is a figure of pity, rather than horror, and there is no threat directed towards Beauty.

There are scenes in which a man strikes a woman and another man on the face, and a scene in which an arrow pierces a man in the back, the man subsequently transforming into a beast. The film also contains scenes in which men smoke old-fashioned clay pipes. These scenes do not promote smoking and reflect the age of the film and the period in which it is set.

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Details

Title
LA BELLE ET LA BETE
Year
1946
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
British Film Institute Ltd,London Film Prods Ltd,BFI Films
Classified date(s)
19/09/2013
Main language
French
BBFC reference
AZF038661

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