BEAUTY AND THE BEAST  / LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE

2015 ARCHIVE

Director: Christophe Gans
Cast: Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel, André Dussollier, Eduardo Noriega
Country: France
Year: 2014
Genre: Fantasy
Duration: 113 minutes
Rating: NZ rating TBC

“There are some very pretty surprises hiding in the corridors of this beautiful castle.”

20 Minutes

Synopsis

After the wreck of his ships, a financially-ruined merchant exiles himself in the countryside with his six children. Among them is Belle (Blue is the Warmest Colour’s Léa Seydoux), his youngest daughter, a joyful girl full of grace. One day, during an arduous journey, the merchant stumbles across the magical domain of the Beast (Vincent Cassel), who sentences him to death for stealing a rose.

Feeling responsible for the terrible fate which has befallen her family, Belle decides to sacrifice herself and take her father’s place. At the Beast’s castle, it is not death that awaits Belle, but a strange life in which fantastical moments mingle with gaiety and melancholy.

As their relationship grows and Belle repulses his amorous advances, she tries to pierce the mysteries of the Beast and his domain. When night falls and Belle dreams, the Beast’s past is gradually revealed to her. It is a tragic story, which tells her that this solitary and fearsome being was once a majestic prince. Armed with her courage, ignoring every danger, and opening her heart, Belle manages to release the Beast from his curse. And in doing so, she discovers true love…

Trailer

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AUCKLAND – RIALTO
Sun 1 Mar 1:30 PM

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Mon 23 Feb 10:30 AM
Thu 26 Feb 2:15 PM
Tue 3 Mar 6:15 PM
Sat 7 Mar 2:00 PM

CHRISTCHURCH
Fri 27 Feb 4:15 PM
Wed 4 Mar 1:45 PM
Mon 9 Mar 10:30 AM

NELSON
Thu 5 Mar 1:30 PM
Sat 7 Mar 3:45 PM

WELLINGTON
Fri 13 Mar 2:00 PM D
Sat 21 Mar 2:00 PM D

DUNEDIN
Mon 23 Mar 6:15 PM

HAVELOCK NORTH
Sat 28 Mar 4:15 PM

PALMERSTON NORTH
Sat 18 Apr 4:15 PM

HAMILTON
Fri 10 Apr 11:15 AM
Sat 25 Apr 1:00 PM

D Deluxe Theatre

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