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The Ancines Woods (1970)
"El bosque del lobo" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  22 April 1971 (Spain)
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María Fernanda Ladrón de Guevara ...
Alfredo Mayo ...
Don Nicolás de Valcárcel
Víctor Israel ...
María Vico ...
Fernando Sánchez Polack ...
Vilairo (as Fernando Sánchez Polak)
Pedro Luis León ...
María Arias ...
Mujer de Nicolás
Porfiria Sanchíz ...
Vigaira (as Porfiría Sanchís)
Pilar Vela ...
Lorenzo Rodríguez ...
Benito, niño


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El bosque de ancines  »

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gradually the ghastly tale unfolds
25 February 2013 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

Most effective matter of fact Spanish horror set in the mid 19th century and seemingly based upon a true story. Most convincing with ancient looking primitive village folk going about their very basic daily life and in their midst someone who, we have seen in the pre-credit sequence suffers a traumatic event whilst a young child. The implication is clear and gradually the ghastly tale unfolds as at first we seem to see the old peddler turn into a werewolf and kill and later clearly more the victim of his own being. Some of the village scenes are a little on the dark side but the woods look amazing and make for a superb setting for the various violent incidents, of which, it has to be said we do not see very much. The finale is a wondrous sight seeming as it is to be a realistic or even real version of what we have seen so many times before when the villages take up arms for the hunt.

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