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La Bête dans la Jungle

The Beast in the Jungle

Patric Chiha

28.06 Galeries 21:15 TICKETS
Fiction . 103' . France, Belgium, Austria . 2023 . / ST :

Freely adapted from the novella by Henry James, The Beast in the Jungle tells the vertiginous story of a man and woman who, for twenty-five years, frequent a huge nightclub in anticipation of a mysterious event. From 1979 to 2004, from disco to techno, it is a love story and the tale of an obsession. When “it” finally comes to pass, it takes on a more tragic form than ever expected.

★ The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Patric Chiha, actresses Anaïs Demoustier and Mara Taquin,  and actor Tom Mercier.

🌿 Berlin Film Festival 2023, Panorama



Anaïs Demoustier

Tom Mercier

Béatrice Dalle

Martin Vischer

Sophie Demeyer

Pedro Cabanas

Mara Taquin

Bachir Tilli

Maximilien Delmelle

Harpo Guit

Melrose Landa-Nzinga

Joël Bunganga

Madelief Graux

Nel Rivart


Patric Chiha

Axelle Ropert

Jihane Chouaib


Patric Chiha


Céline Bozon


Atanas Tcholakov


Karina Ressler AEA

Julien Lacheray


Yelli Yelli & Florent Charissoux

Dino Spillutini


O’Brother Distribution


Les Films du Losange


Frakas Productions

Patric Chiha

Photo réalisateur avec copyright

Patric Chiha is an Austrian filmmaker of Hungarian and Lebanese origin, born in Vienna (Austria) in 1975. He moved to Paris at the age of 18 to study fashion design. He then studied film editing at INSAS Film School in Brussels. His short films and documentaries (Home and Les Messieurs) have
been selected in a variety of film festivals. In 2009 he directed his first feature film, Domaine, starring Béatrice Dalle, which premiered at the Mostra di Venezia. Followed by Boys like us (2014), and the documentaries Brothers of the night (2016) and If it were love (2019), which both premiered at the Berlinale. The Beast in the jungle (2023) is his fifth feature film.


2004: Casa Ugalde (short)
2005: Les Messieurs (short documentary)
2006: Home (short)
2007: Où se trouve le chef de la prison ? (short)
2009: Domaine (feature)
2014: Boys Like Us (feature)
2016: Brothers of the Night (documentary)
2020: Si c’était de l’amour (documentary)

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