Country : France

Year : 1950

Running time : 1h36

Version : French

Director : René Clair

Actors : Gérard Philippe, Michel Simon, Nicole Besnard

Rating : All audience

Beauty and the Devil (La Beauté du Diable)

An ageing professor mulls over his regrets when suddenly the demon Mephistopheles appears, offering him wealth and eternal youth in exchange for his soul. René Clair, a classic director and standard-bearer of French quality in post-war cinema, revisits the Faust myth. His sumptuous adaptation made an indelible impression on audiences, with the legendary face-off between the fiery Gérard Philipe and the truculent Michel Simon.