MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,033 this week

The Wolves of Kromer (1998)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 570 users   Metascore: 38/100
Reviews: 16 user | 13 critic | 9 from Metacritic.com

Once upon a time in the village of Kromer lived two beautiful young wolves. Cocksure Gabriel takes newcomer Seth under his paw and helps reconcile him to the vilification associated with ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 07 Feb 2012
 
a list of 118 titles
created 08 Jul 2012
 
a list of 132 titles
created 07 Mar 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 281 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Wolves of Kromer (1998)

The Wolves of Kromer (1998) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Wolves of Kromer.
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Narrator
...
...
Margaret Towner ...
Doreen
Rita Davies ...
Rosemarie Dunham ...
Mrs Drax
Kevin Moore ...
The Priest
David Prescott ...
Mark
...
Mary
Matthew Dean ...
Kester
Leila Lloyd-Evelyn ...
Polly
...
Michael
Edit

Storyline

Once upon a time in the village of Kromer lived two beautiful young wolves. Cocksure Gabriel takes newcomer Seth under his paw and helps reconcile him to the vilification associated with being a wolf. They fall head-over-heels in puppy love, playing together around picturesque waterfalls, secluded woodlands, and moonlit lakes. One day a wicked old crone and her goofy sidekick kill their mistress, frame the wolves, and incite a torch-bearing mob of religious zealots to seek vengeance on the hapless pair. But who will live happily ever after? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

love | wolf | village | motorcycle | chase | See more »

Taglines:

A Modern Fairytale About Lust, Greed and Sexuality


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 March 2001 (Germany)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,292 (USA) (20 October 2000)

Gross:

$11,057 (USA) (17 November 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Jayce: D'you want a sausage?
Gabriel: As long as you're not on the end of it.
See more »

Soundtracks

Spirit in the Sky
Written and Performed by Norman Greenbaum
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Odd, odd, odd, but delightful fun.
29 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Odd, odd, odd. It's a little like watching Ken Russell seen through a prism of Alain Resnais. And the "wolves" of the title are not exactly "wolves" and not exactly "werewolves." You'll see what I mean when you see their costumes. Being a wolf, or becoming a wolf through inborn genetic or infectious disease or "contact" is a metaphor for homosexuality. (No, I'm not dissing what I am and what you probably are--it's just part of the film's wackiness.) Once you see it's from a play by Charles Lambert, it all makes sense. But it beautifully translates to film.

I love the old lady, Fanny, who despite myriad lines and wrinkles on her tanned old face still retains the remains of great beauty. Hearing the actress adopt a cockney or regional accent, puckishly enunciating her saucy remarks, is a delight. (She also played the incredible beauty at the end of "The Da Vinci Code.") This film is also a satire of the class war, reminiscent of Mike Leigh's "High Hopes." Catch Polly, a member of the Biffen family, with her ludicrous "county" accent as she wears her quilted jacket and complains that the minister won't allow her dog Parsnip into church.

A delightful film, helped by the fantastic beauty of the English countryside and the fantastic beauty of the lead Gabriel, played by James Layton. A melange of humor, beauty, and oddness.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Has no-one else picked up on the true meaning of this film? allan_wilson
Why has James Layton never been seen since? gemnut-1
Just wanted to say.... lillah_7
Discuss The Wolves of Kromer (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?