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The Beast in the Jungle

    All titles (3)
    Feature Film | 2021-2023 | Drama, Film based on literary source | Austria, Belgium, France

    Shooting data

    Start of shooting11/11/2021
    End of shooting14/01/2022
    Number of shooting days30
    LocationsMirano Nightclub, Brussels (Belgium) & Vienna (Austria)
    Filming regionsAustria - Vienna, Belgium - Brussels



    Brief synopsis

    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.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Anaïs DemoustierMay [L]
    Tom MercierJohn [L]
    Béatrice DalleBouncer [GS]
    Martin VischerPierre [SR]
    Sophie DemeyerAlice [SR]
    Pedro CabanasRestroom attendant [SR]
    Bachir TliliYacine [SR]
    Eugénie AnselinCéline [SR]


    1st ADChristèle Agnello
    1st ADAlexander Bruckner
    Director of photographyCéline Bozon
    Costume designerClaire Dubien
    Costumer / wardrobeElisabeth Heinisch
    Costumer/wardrobe assistantElisabeth Heinisch
    DirectorPatric Chiha
    Script supervisorMorgane Aubert-Bourdon
    EditorJulien Lacheray
    EditorKarina Ressler
    Key hair stylistPaul-François Matraja
    Key makeup artistLila Vander Elst
    ComposerDino Spiluttini
    ComposerÉmilie Hanak
    ProducerCharlotte Vincent
    Aurora Films
    Aurora Films
    ProducerKatia Khazak
    Aurora Films
    Aurora Films
    Co-producerJean-Yves Roubin
    Co-producerEbba Sinzinger
    Co-producerCassandre Warnauts
    Co-producerVincent Lucassen
    Production designerEve Martin
    Location scoutChristine Dosch
    Locations Austria
    Locations Austria
    Production managerRobert Opratko
    Unit manager (local system)Philipp Grandits
    Unit Manager (AT)
    Unit Manager (AT)
    Assistant to production managerThomas Fuchs
    Set manager/ floor managerMarija Burtscher
    Production driverMichael Barritt
    ScreenwriterJihane Chouaib
    ScreenwriterAxelle Ropert
    ScreenwriterPatric Chiha
    Literary sourceHenry James
    Production sound mixerAtanas Tcholakov
    Sound re-recording mixerMikaël Barre
    Sound editorMikaël Barre
    ChoreographerLorenzo de Angelis

    Distribution / Sales companies

    Distribution Autriche
    Distribution Autriche
    Les Films du Losange [fr]
    O'Brother [be]


    Cameras and UtilitiesEye Lite [be]
    Lighting and UtilitiesEye Lite [be]
    Finance/Law/InsuranceScreen.Brussels Fund
    capital support
    capital support
    Film Processing/TransfersCharbon-Studio [be]
    Sound (Postproduction)Studio L'Équipe
    sound effects
    sound effects
    Subtitles / Audio descriptionWay Film GmbH – Translation & Production


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Patric Chiha2023Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film [at]
    Feature Film
    Feature FilmNominated
    Claire Dubien2023Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film [at]
    Best Costume Design
    Best Costume DesignWinner


    2023AustriaDiagonale - Festival des österreichischen Films
    2023GermanyBerlin Int. Film Festival (Berlinale)

    Cinema releases and premieres

    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 05/10/2023
    Theatre releaseAustriaFriday, 15/09/2023
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 16/08/2023
    PremiereFriday, 17/02/2023Berlinale