The substance is known. Ever since Cocteau’s now classic and enormously influential film version of the 1946 old French fairy tale (with Jean Marais), “The Beauty and the Beast” has become a world culture that is universally known, at least with its title and basic constellation. Now Disney has filmed him another time.
Once upon a time: Bella, a young girl is not interested in her many admirers but in books. She lives alone with her father until one day he is imprisoned by a brutal monster who lives on his property like a hermit because the erstwhile prince is afraid of human society. His face has been too ugly and frightening ever since he was transformed by a wicked witch.