About

The story of a gentle-hearted beast in love with a simple and beautiful girl. She is drawn to the repellent but strangely fascinating Beast, who tests her fidelity by giving her a key, telling her that if she doesn't return it to him by a specific time, he will die of grief. She is unable to return the key on time, but it is revealed that the Beast is the genuinely handsome one. A simple tale of t...

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Directed by

Jean Cocteau

Written by

Jean Cocteau (Screenplay)
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (Story)

Runtime

96 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Tagline

Once upon a time

Cast

Keywords

daughter monster beauty underdog rose

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