La BÍte (The Beast)
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In this story, a young nobleman with an unusually strong interest in horse-breeding is being prepared to marry the wealthy niece of an American Cardinal. (Noble families which are growing impoverished try to marry off their younger generations to the heirs of wealthy commoners.) When the girl arrives at the nobleman's family mansion the day before the wedding, she is shown around the house and its treasures and is told the story of an ancestor's legendary battle against a beast. That night, she dreams of an erotic encounter with a man/beast which culminates in the death of the beast.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Beauty killed the beast, Borowczyk says, and erotic poetry freed the screen"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Yes, it's utterly unhinged in every way, but Borowczyk avoids much of the stylish overkill of most films of this genre and period, and the result is surprisingly timeless"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The film is oddly effective and, unlike so many other "erotic classics," virtually undated."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Seriously strange French skin-stuff."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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