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La bête humaine
Directed by Jean Renoir • 1938 • France
Based on the classic Emile Zola novel, Jean Renoir's La Běte Humaine was one of the legendary director's greatest popular successes, and earned star Jean Gabin a permanent place in the hearts of his countrymen. Part poetic realism, part film noir, the film is a hard-boiled and suspenseful journey into the tormented psyche of a workingman.