Beauty and the Beast
- Original title
La Belle et la Bête
- Running time
- 90 min.
Jean Cocteau. Tale: Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
Henri Alekan (B&W)
Fantasy. Romance. Drama | Fairy Tales / Fables
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Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont Adaptations
- A half-ruined merchant lives in the country with his son Ludovic and his three daughters. Two of the daughters, Felicie and Adelaide, are real shrews, selfish, pretentious, evil. They exploit the third daughter, Belle, as a servant. One day, the merchant gets lost in the forest and enters a strange castle. He picks up a rose for Belle and the castle's owner appear. He is a monster, half-human, half-beast, and possesses magic powers. He sentences the merchant to death, unless he give up one of his daughters. Belle sacrifices herself for her father and goes to the castle, discovering that the Beast is not so wild and inhuman as it seems.
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