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The Beasts

In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, an expatriate French couple operate an organic farm in the Spanish countryside but clash with villagers. (NR, 137 min.)


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An expatriate French couple (Denis Ménochet and Marina Foïs) operate an organic farm in the Spanish countryside. However, their earnest enthusiasm reeks of patronizing privilege to the handful of “hill people” families who have toiled on the land for generations. Tensions between locals and foreigners boil over in this edge-of-your-seat thriller. [Greenwich Entertainment]

Starring: Marina Foïs, Denis Ménochet, Luis Zahera
Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Languages: French, Spanish, Galician
Genre(s): Drama, Thriller

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— Peter Debruge, Variety

"An engrossing rural thriller."

— Beatrice Loayza, New York Times

"Sorogoyen tells this story of steady, tense escalation with great patience."

— Roger Moore, Movie Nation

"A terrific, gripping drama that will cross cultural borders with ease. Every nation has such stories."

— Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

"From its very first minute, this searing drama of rural strife, xenophobia and cultural hostility is filled with almost unbearable tension."

— Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

"There is, inevitably, a dash of Straw Dogs and Deliverance here, but Sorogoyen deftly steers the drama clear of exploitation cinema."

— Kevin Maher, Kevin Maher Times (UK)

"A small-scale tragedy about arrogant intolerance and self-centeredness that’s at once highly specific and, more depressing still, universal."

— Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

"Sorogoyen has made a brilliantly written, superbly acted film with the grave heft of non-fiction: a glimpse of stark truths behind that lush Galician landscape."

— Danny Leigh, Financial Times

"A riveting, merciless study of human nature, so cleverly tense throughout that even a game of dominoes becomes menacing. You didn’t know a game of dominoes could be menacing? Trust me, it can."

— Deborah Ross, The Spectator

"The sensation of observing these details fold into one another and unfold as a narrative isn’t that far off from turning the pages of a novel, or even a newspaper; that’s the journalistic effect of Sorogoyen’s filmmaking."

— Andrew Crump, Paste Magazine

"The latest from Spanish director Rodrigo Sorogoyen is a terrific psychological thriller and a brooding, muscular piece of filmmaking which makes the most of both the Galician backdrop and the imposing physicality of Menochet and, as his nemesis Xan, the remarkable Luis Zahera."

— Wendy Ide, Screen Daily