The Beast in the Jungle

Clara van Gool Feature film - 2019 - 88 min.
All ages

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This adaptation of the Henry James classic is a poetic adaptation. Sometimes literally, sometimes more liberally, it tells a historical yet timeless love story that runs up to the present. A dance film, and then again it is not.

Against the backdrop of a secluded English manor, the mysterious love story is played out of John Marcher and May Bartram. John goes through life with the paralysing premonition that he will experience an ominous event. The only person he confides this to is May, who decides to wait for that moment with him. This epic duet is based on the novellaThe Beast in the Jungle that Henry James wrote in 1903. In this dance adaptation, the story extends from the late nineteenth century to the present.


Director(s) Clara van Gool
Script Clara van Gool
Glyn Maxwell
Production Company
Bady Minck
Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Executive Producer
Marianne van Hardeveld
Co-production Company
Amour Fou Luxembourg
Director of Photography
Production Design
Costume Design
Sophie van den Keybus
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Yves Bemelmans
Sarah Reynolds
Dane Jeremy Hurst
Claire Johnston
Sam Louwyck
Larisa Faber
Jérôme Burelbach
Julian Nest
Sylvia Camarda
Tommy Schlesser
Elisabet Johannesdottir
Sam Coren
Still Photography
Production Country
Netherlands, Luxembourg