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Release Date:
31 January 2001 (France) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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7 wins & 20 nominations See more »
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"Like a lion I will devour your children and tear out their entrails." See more (511 total) »

Cast

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Samuel Le Bihan ... Grégoire de Fronsac

Vincent Cassel ... Jean-François

Émilie Dequenne ... Marianne

Monica Bellucci ... Sylvia

Jérémie Renier ... Thomas d'Apcher (as Jérémie Rénier)

Mark Dacascos ... Mani
Jean Yanne ... Comte de Morangias
Jean-François Stévenin ... Sardis

Jacques Perrin ... Thomas Agé
Johan Leysen ... Beauterne

Bernard Farcy ... Laffont

Edith Scob ... Mme de Morangias (as Édith Scob)
Hans Meyer ... Marquis d'Apcher
Virginie Darmon ... La Bavarde

Philippe Nahon ... Jean Chastel
Eric Prat ... Capitaine Duhamel (as Éric Prat)
Jean-Loup Wolff ... Duc de Moncan
Bernard Fresson ... Mercier
Christian Marc ... Serviteur Thomas Agé
Karin Kriström ... Bergère du Rocher
Vincent Cespedes ... Soldat
Jean-Paul Farré ... Père Georges
Pierre Lavit ... Jacques
Michel Puterflam ... Evèque de Mende
Nicolas Vaude ... Maxime des Forêts
Max Delor ... Noble Agé
Christian Adam ... Noble Agé
Jean-Pierre Jackson ... Noble Diner

Nicky Naudé ... La Fêlure (as Nicky Naude)
Daniel Herroin ... Blondin

Gaëlle Cohen ... La Loutre
Virginie Arnaud ... La Pintade

Charles Maquignon ... Valet Maison Teissier
Frankie Pain ... La Tessier (as Franckie Pain)
Isabelle Le Nouvel ... La Prostituée Brunette
Albane Fioretti ... Prostituée Teissier
Clarice Plasteig dit Caffou ... Prostituée Teissier (as Clarice Plasteig dit Cassou)
Delphine Hivernet ... Valentine
Juliette Lamboley ... Cécile

Gaspard Ulliel ... Louis
Pierre Castagne ... Père de Cécile (as Pierre Castagné)
Stéphane Pioffet ... Paysan
Eric Laffitte ... Un Villageois
Eric Delcourt ... Aide de Camp Beauterne
André Penvern ... Buffon
Christelle Droy ... Bergère Dollines
Andres Fuentes ... Paysan Chaumière
Nadine Marcovici ... Jeanne
Jean-Claude Braquet ... Pierre
David Bogino ... Lanceur de Couteaux
Emanuel Booz ... Officier Bucher (as Emmanuel Booz)
François Hadji-Lazaro ... Machemort (as François Hadji Lazaro)

Pascal Laugier ... Assistant de Machemort
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Olivier Colat-Parros ... Hands Fronsac - taxidermy sequence (uncredited)
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Directed by
Christophe Gans 
 
Writing credits
Stéphane Cabel (original scenario)

Stéphane Cabel (adaptation) &
Christophe Gans (adaptation)

Produced by
Emmanuel Gateau .... consulting producer
Richard Grandpierre .... producer
Samuel Hadida .... producer
Katerina Mattingley .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph LoDuca 
 
Cinematography by
Dan Laustsen 
 
Film Editing by
Xavier Loutreuil 
Sébastien Prangère 
David Wu 
 
Casting by
Nathalie Cheron 
Brigitte Moidon 
Bernard Savin Pascaud 
 
Production Design by
Guy-Claude François 
 
Art Direction by
François Decaux 
Thierry François 
 
Set Decoration by
Jacques Aucomte 
Denis Bourgier 
Catherine Jarrier-Prieur 
 
Costume Design by
Dominique Borg 
 
Makeup Department
Sabrina Bernard .... additional makeup artist
Christine Dendeleuf .... hair stylist
Reynald Desbant .... hair stylist
Virginie Duranteau .... hair stylist
Lise Gaillaguet .... makeup artist
Stéphanie Guillon .... additional makeup artist
Jean-Max Guérin .... key hair stylist
Sophie Harvey .... makeup artist
Marie-Pierre Hattabi .... hair stylist
Morgan Hildebrand .... special makeup effects artist
Kameleon .... special makeup effects artist
Alexis Kinebanyan .... special makeup effects artist
Delphine Lacaze .... hair stylist
Didier Lavergne .... key makeup artist
Isabelle Legay .... hair stylist
Benoît Lestang .... special makeup effects artist
Nathalie Louichon .... makeup artist
Dominique Magnier .... makeup artist
Mario Messere .... hair stylist
Gerald Mignotte .... special makeup effects artist
Frédérique Ney .... key makeup artist
John Nollet .... hair stylist: Monica Bellucci
Cécile Pellerin .... makeup artist
Caroline Philiponnat .... hair stylist
Darren Robinson .... animatronics designer
Myriam Roger .... hair stylist
Lyda Sanchez .... hair stylist
Mathieu Thomasin .... tattoo designer
 
Production Management
Alain Agostini .... unit production manager
Claude Albouze .... production manager
Jean-Louis Bergamini .... assistant unit manager
Laurent Chiomento .... assistant unit manager
Thierry Chuinard .... unit manager
Anne Ferignac .... unit manager
Emmanuel Libermann .... assistant unit manager
Virginia Lombardo .... unit manager
Franklin Pedrosa .... unit manager
Julien Pruvot .... unit manager
Jérôme Servant .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fanny Aubrespin .... assistant director: second unit
David Campi-Lemaire .... second assistant director
Cheyenne Corre .... assistant director
Yann Cuinet .... assistant director: second unit
William Gereghty .... second unit director
Jordane LaFourcade .... assistant director
Thierry Le Roch .... assistant director
Shaun O'Dell .... second unit director
Marie Rolindes .... trainee assistant director: second unit
Lionel Steketee .... first assistant director
Marc-Antoine Trani .... third assistant director
Marcus Trani .... trainee assistant director
Thomas Tréfouel .... assistant director: second unit
Lionel Steketee .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Chloé Cambournac .... assistant production designer
Jacky Hardouin .... carpenter
Yvan Hart .... plasterer
Mathieu Lauffray .... conceptual designer
Francis Poirier .... sculptor
Thierry Segur .... storyboard artist
Olivier Colat-Parros .... model makeup animal (uncredited)
Olivier Colat-Parros .... taxidermist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Nicolas Becker .... sound designer
Yannick Boulot .... sound recordist
Fabrice Conesa .... sound effects editor (as Fabrice Conesa Alcolea)
Colette Constantini .... sound editor
Jean De Sagey .... adr recordist
Francesca Dodd .... assistant sound editor
Patrick Dodd .... sound mixer
François Fayard .... sound editor
Vincent Guillon .... sound editor
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Florent Lavallée .... sound mixer
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound
Yves-Marie Omnes .... boom operator
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
Pierre Picq .... boom operator
Alexis Place .... sound editor
Leslie Shatz .... sound mixer
Stéphane Soye .... boom operator
Pierre Tucat .... boom operator
Thanos Kazakos .... additional adr recordist (uncredited)
Ann Scibelli .... sound designer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Seb Caudron .... special effects supervisor
Igor Chevalier .... beast designer
Jamie Courtier .... animatronic effects
Alain Couty .... special effects
Richard Darwin .... animatronic model designer
Georges Demétrau .... special effects
Sylvian Fabre .... special effects
Max Garnier .... special effects
Simon Hewitt .... mechanics
Jean-Claude Houbart .... special effects
Mark Hunter .... senior animatronics technician
Catherine Macresy .... special effects technician
Adrian Parish .... animatronic designer
Simon Williams .... animatronic engineer
Karen Purvis .... animatronic designer: The Jim Henson Creature Shop (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Anthony .... visual effects
Jérôme Arthuis .... grading coodinator: Duboicolor
Stephanie Aubriot .... digital artist
Philippe Aubry .... Inferno artist
Christophe Belena .... scan and conforming technician: Duboicolor
Clare Burgess .... assistant visual effects editor
Seb Caudron .... visual effects supervisor
Alex de Heus .... motion control operator
Gavin Digby .... digital compositor
Nick Drew .... visual effects coordinator: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
François Dupuy .... I/O supervisor
Sylvian Fabre .... digital artist
Xavier Fourmond .... digital compositor
Laetitia Gabrielli .... CG artist
Pierre Genin .... visual effects: CG artist
Karen Halliwell .... creature supervisor
Rip Hampton O'Neil .... technical director: DuboiColor
Philippe Huberdeau .... Inferno artist assistant
Abdel Ali Kassou .... processing: DuboiColor
Stéphane Keller .... digital matte painter
Emmanuel Le Courbe .... digital compositor
Tina Lin .... scan and conforming technician: Duboicolor
Jamie Lochhead .... digital compositor
Arnaud Mayet .... lead texture artist
Arnaud Mayet .... matte painter
Jolene McCaffrey .... digital compositor: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Adam McInnes .... supervising compositor
Antoine Moulineau .... CG artist
Jeff Newton .... digital effects artist
Collette Nunes .... vfx coordinator: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Jean-René Nébot .... digital color grader
Schafer-Davies Oliver .... digital compositor
Christophe Richard .... digital artist
Karim Sahai .... digital compositor: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Dusan Strugar .... cg supervisor
Val Wardlaw .... visual effects supervisor: Henson's Creature Shop
Richenda Wheeler .... lead animator
Arthur Windus .... visual effects producer: Henson's Creature Shop
Alex Wuttke .... visual effects
Sarah Micallef .... runner: Jim Henson's Creature Shop (uncredited)
Roma O'Connor .... head of production (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Frédéric Alhinho .... stunts
Virginie Arnaud .... stunts
Joëlle Baland .... horse stunts
Joseph Beddelem .... stunts
Didier Biddar .... stunts
Patrice Boutroux .... horse stunts
Vincent Cespedes .... stunt performer: soldier
Ken Chung .... assistant stunt coordinator
Gaëlle Cohen .... stunts
Jérôme Colas .... stunts
Patrice Cossoneau .... horse stunts
Hugues Dalmagro .... horse stunts
Thierry Delhilf .... stunt performer: soldier
Gil Demurger .... stunt coordinator
Jean-Jacques Desplanque .... stunt double
Richard Dieux .... stunt coordinator
Pascale Dinizani .... stunt double (as Pascale Denizane)
Alain Figlarz .... stunts
Jérôme Gaspard .... stunt double: Samuel Le Bihan
Jean Gouello .... horse stunts
Thierry Guerrib .... stunt performer: soldier
Cyrille Hertel .... stunt performer: soldier
Karim Hocini .... stunt performer: soldier
Emmanuel Lanzi .... stunt performer: soldier
Mario Luraschi .... horse stunts
Pascal Madura .... horse stunts
Alberto Martello .... stunts
Pascal Mercuri .... stunt double (as Pascal Mercury)
Alexis Ngo .... assistant stunt coordinator
Stéphane Orsolani .... stunt double: Soldier
Sébastien Peres .... stunt performer: soldier
Gilbert Perez .... stunt double: Samuel le Bihan
Cyril Raffaelli .... stunts
Leslie Rain .... horse stunts (as Leslie Rain-Goranson)
Catherine Robert .... stunt double
Thierry Saelens .... stunt double
Olivier Schneider .... stunt double
Michaël Troude .... stunts
Frédéric Vallet .... stunts
Frédéric Vallée .... stunts
Jackie Yeung .... stunt coordinator (as Yueng Tak Ngai)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Boris Abaza .... additional assistant camera
Pierre Abraham .... chief electrician
Damien Auriol .... grip
Lionel Bailly .... electrician
Hamia Benyekkou .... electrician
Jean-Luc Bezeau .... key grip
Eric Bialas .... Steadicam operator: second unit
Stéphane Birzin .... grip
Serge Bouali .... electrician
Maurice Bricler .... grip
Éric Brun .... first assistant "b" camera
Vincent Buron .... first assistant camera
David Campbell .... crane operator: Technocrane
Eric Caro .... still photographer
Claire Caroff .... focus puller
Pascal Clément .... electrician
Maxime Cointe .... assistant camera
Hervé Denis .... electrician
Alain Dondin .... electrician
Roland Dondin .... electrician
Jean-François Drigeard .... rigging gaffer
Jean-Marc Duez .... grip
Hugues Espinasse .... clapper loader
Jan Gagnaire .... grip
Denis Garnier .... clapper loader
Pierre Garnier .... grip
Michel Gonckel .... chief electrician
Rodolphe Gonckel .... electrician (as Rudolph Gonckel)
Alain Herpe .... assistant camera
Philippe Houdart .... camera operator
Malek Krimed .... video assistant
Eric Larsen .... grip
Pierre-Yves Le Mée .... grip
Pascal Lombardo .... electrician
Laurent Martin .... grip
Fabrice Mignot .... electrician
Steve Moreau .... second assistant camera
David Nissen .... first assistant camera
Shaun O'Dell .... director of photography: second unit
Stéphane Paillard .... assistant camera
Benjamin Speyer .... crane technician grip
Michel Strasser .... grip
Jean-Pierre Supe .... first assistant camera
Valerio Villalba .... focus puller: second unit
Jean-Pierre Voisin .... electrician
Gilles Minvielle .... additional grip (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
John Stephenson .... animation director
Dusan Strugar .... sequence director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daniel Bihin .... key costumer
Caroline de Tugny .... patina & tint
Sandrine Douat .... wardrobe
Chantal Glasman .... costumer
Elsa Le Guichard .... wardrobe
Sylvie Lemaire .... wardrobe (as Sylvie Campi-Lemaire)
Marie Morel .... wardrobe
Jean-Daniel Vuillermoz .... costumer assistant
 
Editorial Department
Lionel Cassan .... assistant editor
Yvan Lucas .... color timer
Jean-René Nébot .... digital color timer
Christophe Pinel .... assistant editor
Carlos Pinto .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Scott Davidson .... assistant music editor
Jedd Harr .... conductor
Joseph LoDuca .... conductor
Randall Monday .... music editor
Randall Monday .... music engineer
 
Transportation Department
Vincent Servant .... driver: cast
Olivier Suffert .... driver: Christophe Gans
 
Other crew
Sandra Benhamou .... production secretary
Cheyenne Corre .... personal assistant
André Couture .... harnessing
Fabrice Couture .... harnessing
Caroline Gautier .... production secretary
Piers Hampton .... project producer: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
François Hardy .... harnessing
Fréderic Hardy .... harnessing
Penny Hayler .... runner: Jim Henson's Creature Shop: animatronic shoot
Patrick Kesteloot .... harnessing
Philip Kwok .... fight choreographer
Thierry Le Portier .... wolves trainer
Virginia Lombardo .... assistant location manager
Colette Martin .... production accountant
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
Pierre Selinger .... legal services
Claudine Strasser .... script supervisor
Valentine Traclet .... script supervisor
Thierry Valletoux .... reportage
 
Thanks
Nicolas Boukhrief .... special thanks
Thierry Cazals .... special thanks
François Cognard .... special thanks
Michael Cooper .... special thanks
Jean-Pierre Jackson .... special thanks
Albert Lamorisse .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le pacte des loups" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and gore, and sexuality/nudity
Runtime:
142 min | 152 min (director's cut)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
There really was a "Beast of Gevaudan." Historical records of the "Beast's" attacks, which served as inspiration for the movie, allege that it was a wolf-like creature though it was often described with fanciful or demonic elements to its character; including an unusual color, a supposed resistance to bullets, and cloven hooves. Various explanations for the beast's identity and behavior have been proposed over the years, ranging from a mastiff-wolf hybrid trained to wear boar-hide armor to a member of an exotic now extinct Asian Hyena species (in the film the beast is a lion in spiked metal armor). However no evidence has ever been found to suggest anything other than an unusually large and aggressive wolf was the culprit. Officially, as in the film, "The Beast" was a large grey wolf who was shot and killed by the King's hunter in September of 1765. However, further attacks plagued the region until June of 1767 when a local hunter shot and killed a wolf which, upon examination, was found to have human flesh in its stomach, and is now believed to have been the true "Beast of Gevaudan."See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The metal claw weapons wiggle when struck in some shots, revealing that rubber look-alikes have been substituted for those shots.See more »
Quotes:
[about Jean-Francois's missing arm]
Gregoire De Fronsac:How did it happen?
Jean-Francois de Morangias:I learned that sometimes one bullet doesn't suffice.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Irreversible (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Did Mark Dacascos (Mani) do his own fighting scenes?
Does the movie ever show the beast?
Why was the mob after the Marquis d'Apcher?
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30 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
"Like a lion I will devour your children and tear out their entrails.", 15 April 2003
Author: Backlash007 from Kentucky

I am very much in awe of this movie. Brotherhood of the Wolf encompasses every genre of film; martial arts, action, romance, thriller, horror, drama, everything. Keeping with the spirit of all these genres, it invokes many emotions from the viewer. A beast is terrorizing the countryside of Gevaudan and the villagers believe no man or bullet can put it down. Enter the ultimate Jack of all Trades, Grégoire de Fronsac, and his brother-in-arms, Mani, who have come to town to stop/capture this menacing beast. The story starts here and has so many twists and turns it could make your head spin. The cast is incredible. I have no idea who this Samuel Le Bihan guy is, but he absolutely rocks it as Fronsac. This also has potential to be a breakout role for Mark Dacascos but we'll have to wait and see on that one. Even if he doesn't make it beyond the B action flick, Mani will always be an unforgettable character. And Vincent Cassel is incredibly suave and creepy at the same time. Brotherhood is an absolutely beautiful example of what film can look like. The cinematography combined with the editing makes for some truly fantastic scenes. Let's not forget the fight choreography. There are some tremendous fight sequences that rival those from Hong Kong cinema. Some movies become great because they have that one moment that will forever live on in your memory; Moments that are undoubtedly awesome. Brotherhood of the Wolf is simply just one big moment. Other than the films by Luc Besson, I've never really been a follower of French cinema. But with the coming of this movie and the equally dark and beautiful Crimson Rivers I could get into it.

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