La Bete Humaine, Human Beast, The

502. LA BETE HUMAINE (THE HUMAN BEAST) (1938-France). Written and directed by JEAN RENOIR, based on a story by EMILE ZOLA. With JEAN GABIN, SIMONE SIMON and JEAN RENOIR (in a bit role). Psychological drama Of murder, revenge, conscience and the eternal triangle. Set in the surÂroundings Of a railroad engineer and his twin, filled with hauntingly beautiful symbolism, Renoir paints a strong and vivid picture Of the human animal. An unusual and highly recommended experience. In French with English subtitles. 101 minutes. Drama