Brotherhood Of The Wolf (2001)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

Original title:  Le Pacte Des Loups

France, 2001.  Canal+, Davis-Films, Eskwad, Natexis Banques Populaires Images, Studio Image Soficas, TF1 Films ProductionOriginal scenario by , adaptation by Stephane Cabel, Christophe Gans.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .   Film Editing by , , .  

plays a libertine and philosopher of sorts who arrives at a tiny village in the countryside of 17th century France and hears stories of a giant wolf that is terrorizing the women and children of the area but going nowhere near the men. Le Bihan and his bloodbrother (), a Native who travelled with him back from New France (now Canada) where they met during a battle, take on the task of finding out the nature of these attacks, mostly because they are both convinced that there is no mythical creature behind it but a criminal murderer. Enter a mysterious and oh so beautiful prostitute () who dabbles in strange practices but may hold more answers to the riddle than at first appears.   (Bellucci’s real-life husband) and  also appear in this stunning French epic that features thrilling fight sequences in the best tradition of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, sumptuous costumes and sets and a wonderful Sleepy Hollow-like story.

Toronto International Film Festival:  2001

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  1. redstuffdan says:

    This was the first film l saw after moving to France that stunned. An absolute cracker, fast paced, beautifully acted, photographed as a work of art and what a great story. Sammy has made some reasonable stuff since and also a lot of crap but he will always have a place in my film loving heart for this film. Monica has never looked better and Dacascos’s character lives on in the memory.
    Love it;

    Thanks for including this magical cinematic gem;



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