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Le Sang des BĂȘtes

France, 1949 (MIFF 1955, Odd Birds in the Aviary)

Director: Georges Franju

Le Sang Des Betes describes a Paris abattoir, not only the methods of slaughtering animals, but also the melancholy district in which it is set, and the oddly genial characters of the people employed there. The treatment of this film has, surprisingly, a quiet and lyrical quality.

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