Beauty and the Beast

(2014)

1720. After the wreck of his ships, a financially-ruined merchant exiles himself in the countryside with his six children. Among them is Beauty, 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, who sentences him to death for stealing a rose.

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

They learn about each other, taming one another like two strangers who are total opposites. When she has to repulse his amorous advances, Beauty tries to pierce the mysteries of the Beast and his domain. And when night falls, the Beast’s past is revealed to her bit by bit in her dreams. 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, Beauty manages to release the Beast from his curse. And in doing so, she discovers true love.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ International Trailer

‘Beauty and the Beast’ International Trailer

While we wait for an announcement regarding Beauty and the Beast's domestic release, an international trailer has arrived for this upcoming adaptation. Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux star in director Christophe Gans' romance, set in the year 1720, which follows an exiled daughter who sacrifices herself to the Beast, in order to save her father's life. The film, co-starring André Dussollier and Eduardo Noriega, will be released February 12, 2014 in France.

Beauty and the Beast was released in 2014.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ International Poster

‘Beauty and the Beast’ International Poster

French filmmaker Christophe Gans (Silent Hill, Brotherhood of the Wolf) returns with an adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, his first film in nearly eight years. Today, we have an international poster featuring Léa Seydoux and Vincent Cassel as the title characters, plus another photo from this romantic thriller. A domestic release date has not been announced yet, but the film debuts in France on February 12, 2014. Take a look at these images, and stay tuned for the first trailer which may be right around the corner.

1720. After the wreck of his ships, a financially-ruined merchant exiles himself in the countryside with his six children. Among them is Beauty, 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, who sentences him to death for stealing a rose.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Lands Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux

Actors Vincent Cassel (A Dangerous Method) and Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol) have signed on to star in Beauty and the Beast, a live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale from director Christophe Gans.

Richard Grandpierre is producing Beauty and the Beast, which is scheduled to begin production in October. French companies Eskwad and Pathe are backing the project financially.

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