Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

R   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama


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In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

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  • Christophe Gans in Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
  • Monica Bellucci and Samuel Le Bihan in Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
  • Samuel Le Bihan in Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
  • Mark Dacascos in Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
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6 July 2003 | mrchaos33
Confusing, but really entertaining
Brotherhood of the Wolf is all over the place. It's a French Revolution/ horror/ martial arts epic with style to burn, and makes up for the gaping holes in its story with sheer energy and sensory assault. Director Christophe Gans packs every moment of Brotherhood of the Wolf with either bone crunching action, (imagine if John Woo had directed Dangerous Liaisons), or some crazy audio / visual effects or busy scenes with beautiful people. Gans knows how to amuse the eye, he just isn't much of a storyteller, but Brotherhood of the Wolf is so entertaining that we'll forgive him just this once.

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Universal Pictures paid $2 million for the rights to distribute this movie in the United States, and this movie went on grossing $11.2 million in limited theatrical release in the United States, making it the second-highest-grossing French-language movie in the United States since 1980 (this movie also did brisk video and DVD sales in the United States).


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Gregoire De Fronsac: A silver bullet? Are you afraid of werewolves?
Jean-Francois de Morangias: I like to sign my shots.


Goofs

The metal claw weapons wiggle when struck in some shots, revealing that rubber look-alikes have been substituted for those shots.


Alternate Versions

The DVD version of the film contains five deleted scenes, commented on by director Christophe Gans, that were cut from the movie for reasons of pacing or character continuity:

  • An extended version of the fight sequence the opens the film between Mani (Mark Decascos) and the highwaymen. In the extended version, Fronsac (Samuel le Bihan) ends up assisting Mani in defeating them. In the film version, Mani fights alone.
  • A raven assists Mani in finding the body of a shepherdhess, the beast's most recent victim. In the film, the body is found much later on than when this scene would have led the audience to believe.
  • Sardis (Jean-Francois Stevenin) warns Fronsac about continuing his affair with Marianne (Emilie Dequenne), saying that he doubts Fronsac has the moral character required to be with such a woman.
  • A tender scene between Fronsac and Marianne on a frozen pond covered in fog.
  • A scene set in La Teissier's where Sylvia (Monica Bellucci) reveals to Fronsac that the rooms in the bordello are equipped with two-way mirrors. She shows him a room where a friend of the Morangais family is involved in a bizarre sadomasochistic encounter.


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Action | Adventure | Drama | Horror | Thriller

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