Brotherhood of the Wolf
(Le Pacte des loups)
Art/Foreign, Action/Adventure and Drama
2 hrs. 22 min. Set in 1765 during the reign of Louis XV, a mysterious creature is laying waste to the countryside in a rural province of France, savagely killing scores of women and children. Unseen, possessed of enormous strength and a seemingly near-human intelligence, the beast has eluded capture for years. Desperate to end the growing unrest of the populace, the King sends in a renowned scientist and his Iroquois blood brother, an unconventional team whose combined methods and capabilities may finally bring the beast down.
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and gore, and sexuality/nudity.
Go see this film! Don't wait for the video, go see it at the theater! This is one of those films they could never make in America. But they should! This was a great film! The look of the film, the mood, the sets, are all perfect! One of the best films of 2002! What really amazed me was that by the end of the film I would have sworn I was fluent in French. I have to get this on DVD.
I did think that the Kung Fu was a bit out of place in Eighteenth Century France, but I could live with it!
It's inspired by a true tale. One of those great unexplained mysteries I love so much!