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The Shimmering Beast (La Bete lumineuse)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:January 1, 1982
Running time:127 minutes
Cast:Louis-Philippe Lécuyer, Philippe Cross, Stéphane-Albert Boulais, Maurice Chaillot, Bernard L'Heureux
Director:Pierre Perrault

Description: The bête lumineuse is Quebecois argot for moose, an animal never once spotted by the city slickers who escape the stresses of job, home, and commute to go drinking and bonding and supposedly hunting in the wilds of northern Quebec -- although their hunting skills would give no cause for distress to the moose population. The point about macho lives gone astray is embedded well enough so that director Pierre Perrault might have shortened the two-hour running time and come away more on target in the end.~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

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