Guest ScirosDarkblade Posted April 28, 2004 Share Posted April 28, 2004 I'm surprised there isn't a thread for this film already, but then again it's not that new anymore. Brotherhood of the Wolf is one of my favorite films. It is a delicious mixture of so many elements--action, romance, mystery, horror, it's all there. Based on the real but unexplained "beast of Gevaudan," which was responsible for 100 dead bodies between 1764 and 1767 (this takes place 25 years before the French Revolution), Brotherhood of the Wolf has two ridiculously badass heroes--Sir Gregoire de Fronsac, and his Iroquois "brother" Mani--sent from Paris to the region of Gevaudan to investigate "the beast" and help the king of France put an end to the matter. As Fronsac and Mani proceed with the investigation they uncover far more than anyone ever expected, and what was initially a trip for the sake of naturalizing the beast (as Fronsac intended), became a mission to uncover a sinister plot, stop the killing, and get bloody vengeance. Brotherhood of the Wolf, expertly directed by Christophe Gans (one of the few directors who manages to create unbelievable immersion in a film, frequently by shooting [i]through foliage[/i] or other surroundings), created two of the coolest characters ever in film, right up there with even Indiana Jones. Its scene transitions are among the best I have ever seen (nobody can top Monica Belucci's naked breasts turning into two snowy hills on a cold night. [i]Nobody[/i]). Its music is fantastic. In addition it communicates some interesting messages, even if some are anti-religious. If you haven't seen this work, that so masterfully blends so many film genres and even throws in martial arts for good measure, then you owe it to yourself to rent (or, better yet, buy) the DVD and watch it. With subtitles. It's French. Who here has seen the film and also thinks that it's just awesome? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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