Brotherhood Of The Wolf

CHRISTOPHE GANS

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   

Original title:  Le Pacte Des Loups

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.

Canal+, Davis-Films, Eskwad, Natexis Banques Populaires Images, Studio Image Soficas, TF1 Films Production

France, 2001

Directed by

Original scenario by , adaptation by Stephane Cabel, Christophe Gans

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by 

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by , ,

Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2001.  

Toronto International Film Festival 2001

One thought on “Brotherhood Of The Wolf

  1. 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;

    Regards

    Dan

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