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La bête

Walerian Borowczyk France, 1975

josé neves's rating of the film The Beast

Fussy contradiction: from a film full of female body sexualization, what stands out is the artifact of the monster's virile member in constant ejaculation, or rather, the desire for women, in a voyeuristic perspective, is stressed by the power of the phallus, even though by an intermediary huge artifact. In a film that began by promising a Buñuelian irony, class analysis included, stands out the kitsch.