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Romasanta (2004)

R | | Drama, Horror | 14 May 2004 (Spain)
An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Manuel Romasanta
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Antonio
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District Attorney Luciano de la Bastida
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Professor Philips
Maru Valdivielso ...
María
Luna McGill ...
Teresa
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Gómez (as Carlos Reig)
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Judge
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Ana
Laura Mañá ...
Antonia
Sergi Ruiz ...
Francisco
Itziar Fenollar ...
Benita
Carlos Sante ...
Hunter 1
Jaume Montané ...
Raúl
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An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman from every village on his route faithfully awaits him. He's attractive, intelligent, charming.... But he's also the monster feared by all. His most recent prey, Barbara will soon become the one who hunts him down. The film is based on the true-life story of Manuel Blanco Romasanta, the traveling vendor, who confessed to the murders of thirteen people, using their body fat to make soap. Romasanta was tried in Allaríz in 1852 and avoided capital punishment by proclaiming he was a werewolf. Barbara was the lone survivor of four sisters. Written by Filmax international

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Drama | Horror

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Rated R for violence, some sexuality, nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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14 May 2004 (Spain)  »

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Werewolf Hunter  »

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€4,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Based on the case of serial killer Manuel Blanco Romasanta who murdered 13 people in 1850s Spain. He claimed a curse turned him into a wolf causing him to kill. Because of these claims, Queen Isabella II acquitted him. See more »

Quotes

Antonio: He is not a man. He is a wolf who becomes human so that he can seduce and murder his victims.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Filmax logo, usually a white sphere with three stripes (yellow, red and blue), turns into a full moon. See more »

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Version of El bosque del lobo (1970) See more »

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Not your run of the mill werewolf movie...
13 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie. This is not a B movie, although the title is rather hokey. I like the original title better, but on the other hand it might not have piqued my interest if it hadn't had "werewolf" in the title! It is a horror story and a love story. The acting is above average and the cinematography is absolutely beautiful. The story is somewhat based on a true story about a man tried and imprisoned for 15 murders in 19th century Spain. His defense was that he was in fact, a werewolf and had no control over himself once he transformed. The murders are quite gruesome. The few scenes of animal abuse disturbed me more, but that's just me.

If you love the genre as I do, this movie is worth watching.


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