Based on an Emile Zola story, director Jean Renoir's moody drama follows a train engineer (Jean Gabin) who withholds information about a murder committed by a fellow railroad worker because of his attraction to the man's wife (Simone Simon). Gabin and Simon begin an affair and hatch a plan to kill her husband, with disastrous results. Fernand Ledoux co-stars. 100 min. Standard; Soundtrack: French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; interviews; photo gallery; poster gallery; theatrical trailer. In French with English subtitles.
Based on the classic Imile Zola novel, Jean Renoir's La bjte humaine was one of the legendary directors greatest popular successes, tapping into the fatalism of a nation in despair. Jean Gabins emblematic portrayal of doomed train engineer Jacques Lantier granted him a permanent place in the hearts of his countrymen. Direction: Jean Renoir Actors: Blanchette Brunoy, Fernand Ledoux, Jean Gabin, Simone Simon Language: French Special Features: Full Frame Format. Year: 1938 Runtime: 96 minutes.