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The Beasts 15 rating

Denis Ménochet (Peter von Kant) stars as a small-town farmer whose idyllic lifestyle turns into a living nightmare, in this rivetingly structured, slow-burn thriller.

Drama 2022 138 mins

Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen



Antoine (Ménochet) and Olga (Marina Foïs) have moved to a small village in Galicia, in Spain’s northwest. Supporting themselves by growing and selling their own vegetables, theirs is a quiet and peaceful existence. At least, until the neighbourhood are approached by Norwegian developers who are willing to pay out the residents of the neighbourhood to build a wind farm on their property. While most of the local residents vote in favour of the project, it doesn’t fit with Antoine and Olga’s vision of their perfect country life. And from this disagreement, tensions and tempers rise, pushing the community clash to the point of no return.

With this tightly wound, rivetingly structured thriller, Rodrigo Sorogoyen cements his reputation as one of contemporary European cinema’s prime suspense specialists, for which he was awarded nine prizes (and 17 nominations) at Spain's Goya Awards 2023.