The Beasts

The plot is loosely inspired by real events that took place in Santoalla, a semi-abandoned hamlet of Petín, from 2010 to 2014. Set in the Galician countryside, it follows a French couple (Antoine and Olga Denis) settled in a small village seeking to connect with nature, growing and selling their own eco-friendly crops and rehabilitating abandoned properties so they can be reinhabited. However their presence arouses hostility from a couple of neighbors, the Anta brothers Xan (an inflexible man used to interacting under a might makes right worldview) and Loren (with reduced mental capacity in the wake of an accident he suffered when he was young), pitted against the French at the opposing side of a dispute regarding the sale of land to a wind energy company. Antoine and Olga are opposed to the deal and block it, whilst Xan, along with most of the village, wants the money in order to leave the countryside and have a chance for a better life for him and his family.

MPAA Rating:NR
Genre:Drama, Thriller
Country:Spain, France
Directed By:Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Written By:Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Cast:Luis Zahera, Denis Ménochet, Luisa Merelas, Federico Pérez Rey, Marie Colomb, José Antonio Fernández, Xavier Estévez, Pepo Suevos, Machi Salgado, Diego Anido, Ramón Porto, José Manuel Fernández Y Blanco, Luis P. Martínez, David Menéndez, Marina Foïs, Gonzalo García, Javier Varela, Melchor López
In Theaters:Jul 28, 2023
Runtime:2 hours 17 minutes
Production:Arcadia Motion Pictures, Caballo Films, Cronos Entertainment, Le Pacte
Box Office:$5,000
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