Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

2001 | R | Horror, Action, Drama, Mystery, Adventure

User Score: 67/100


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.

If you crave an over-the-top historical kung fu-fantasy epic with a good dose of voluptuous nudity, bravura machismo, and passions so intense they verge on ridiculous, then Brotherhood of the Wolf is your movie. Based (loosely) on an 18th-century legend, this French film follows a hunky scientist (Samuel Le Bihan, who’s sort of a second-string Christopher Lambert) and his Iroquois sidekick/spiritual partner (Mark Dacascos) as they pursue a monstrous wolf ravaging the French countryside. Along the way Le Bihan gets entwined with a beautiful noblewoman (Émilie Dequenne) and a gorgeous prostitute (Monica Belluci) with secrets. The plot grows more and more incomprehensible, but the mix of torrid emotions, outrageous action sequences, and lurid titillation is really what the movie is about. Ignore the highbrow philosophizing and confused political intrigue; just enjoy the sensual images. —Bret Fetzer

About Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

Title: Brotherhood of the Wolf
Year: 2001
Starring: Monica Bellucci, Charles Maquignon, François Hadji-Lazaro, Frankie Pain, Vincent Cassel, Gaspard Ulliel, Hans Meyer, Emanuel Booz, Mark Dacascos, Bernard Farcy, Gaëlle Cohen, David Bogino, Edith Scob, Virginie Arnaud, Pascal Laugier, Isabelle Le Nouvel, Olivier Colat-Parros, Jean-Loup Wolff, Albane Fioretti, Philippe Nahon, Bernard Fresson, Clarice Plasteig dit Caffou, Jean-François Stévenin, Christian Marc, Delphine Hivernet, Samuel Le Bihan, Karin Kriström, Juliette Lamboley, Virginie Darmon, Vincent Cespedes
Director: Christophe Gans
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 6 users. Votes: 6.
Genre: Horror, Action, Drama, Mystery, Adventure
MPAA Rating: R

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