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La bête

Walerian Borowczyk France, 1975

Jason's rating of the film The Beast

LA BÊTE is handily Borowczyk's most benevolently outré excursion beyond the outer reaches of good taste and decorum. If you take it, as many will, like a slap to the face, it would credit you to view this slap as an act of service. It all makes eminently good and merry philosophical sense. Let's please have a good-natured larff at the carnal basics of our constitution as one weird-ass ultimately-endearing species.