The Beasts

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Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Country: Spain, France

German Premiere
2022 | 137 min. | Spanish, French, Galician
Subtitles: English, German

Cast_ Denis Ménochet, Marina Foïs, Luis Zahera, Diego Anido, Marie Colomb Screenplay_ Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen Camera_ Alejandro de Pablo Producer_ Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé, Sandra Tapia Díaz, Eduardo Villanueva, Nacho Lavilla, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Jean Labadie, Anne-Laure Labadie, Thomas Pibarot Rights_ Latido Films

Spectacular performance-driven cinema that raises a burning question: Is it possible to escape a cycle of violence? The suspense never lets up in this nerve-racking psychological thriller.

In the furthest corner of Galicia, married couple Vincent (Denis Ménochet) and Olga (Marina Foïs) fulfill their lifelong dream of owning their own farm, complete with growing organic vegetables and renovating old barns. However, the long-time residents of the village regard the newcomers as a thorn in their side. A proposal to sell land so that wind turbines can be built on it, supposedly for a lucrative sum, is the final straw, and the idyllic setting gives way to a gradually escalating cycle of violence.

›The Beasts‹ is an emotionally complex and highly atmospheric psychological thriller. In carefully composed shots, Ménochet and Foïs clash with the brothers Xan and Lorenzo. How this plays out is acting at its finest. Taking a ruthless and impactful approach, director Rodrigo Sorogoyen reveals first the mood in the long-forgotten Spanish hinterland, then the story of a woman and her marriage. Epic.


Following an Oscar nomination for his short film ›Mother‹ and two Goyas (Spain’s top film award) for the thriller ›The Realm‹, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, born in 1981, is now one of his country’s best-known directors. On nearly all of his projects, he has collaborated with co-author Isabel Peña.


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