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This edition: "La Bete Humaine (The Human Beast)" (1938)

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Episode Details

First aired: April 14, 2018.

(1938, France, 1h 40min, Crime | Drama, b&w, In French with English Subtitles)
Director: Jean Renoir
Writers: Émile Zola (novel), Jean Renoir (screenplay)
Stars: Jean Gabin, Julien Carette, Simone Simon

In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder.

Discussion guest: Robert Singer, Kingsborough CC CUNY.

Guest List

Robert Singer Professor of English and Film Studies, Kingsborough Community College & CUNY Graduate Center