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A young teenage werewolf (Bruckner) is torn between honoring her family's secret and her love for a man (Dancy).

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Ulf
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Gregor
John Kerr ...
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Vitalie Ursu ...
Constani
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Albu
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Beatrice
Rodica Mandache ...
Mrs. Bellagra
Sandu Mihai Gruia ...
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Storyline

In Bucharest, Romania, the orphan Vivian was raised by her aunt after losing her parents ten years ago in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. Her family belongs to a bloodline of werewolves and Vivian is promised to the leader of the pack, Gabriel. When the American cartoonist Aiden, who is researching werewolves for his publisher for the next edition of his magazine, meets Vivian, they immediately fall in love for each other. However, the evil son of Gabriel and Vivian's cousin Rafe poisons Gabriel about the love of Vivian, forcing her to choose between her bounds with her family and her passion for Aiden. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, some sexuality and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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26 January 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,074,300 (USA) (26 January 2007)

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$3,525,161 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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Trivia

Ulf is Norse and means "wolf". Both word are cognates and share a common linguistic origin. See more »

Quotes

Gabriel: The Ancient prophesy said that a girl from the bloodline of leaders would one day command us. And lead us into a New Age of Hope and Living. I thought that girl was you.
Vivian: And how would the New Age of Hope look like? How much blood will there be?
Gabriel: Lets find out, tonight.
[pulls out a knife]
Gabriel: We hunt, you and I.
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Featured in HypaSpace: Episode #6.20 (2007) See more »

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You Know the Truth
Written by Marc Dold & Judith Martin ( Judith Martin )
Performed by Judith Martin
Courtesy of Very Music, Inc.
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Worth watching if there is nothing great available.
25 June 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. It isn't life changing, deep or even particularly thought provoking, but it does draw you in and keep you 'entertained' throughout.

Many of the comments below extol the book and damn the film, you'd think they would know better to expect a fairly run of the mill film to outshine the fiction it was based on. I haven't read the book but I may now.

The story is compassionate and attempts to re-consider the wolf-person theme by treating them as an oppressed minority, I couldn't help but think that they were a metaphor for the Roma, a thought that bears scrutiny I think.

The cinematography was atmospheric and Bucharest became the star, lots of beautiful rococo buildings and a pleasantly eastern soundtrack. I kept wondering if the film wasn't a Hollywood offering because the characters all seem normal and manage to avoid behaving in the usual American manner (not an "oh my god" in earshot), but no, the ending isn't European.

I was really pleasantly surprised with the beautiful human to wolf transitions, the makers restrained themselves from fx to the benefit of the film, it reminded me of the early eastern European fairytale films (the singing ringing tree). Don't be concerned about gore or substance abuse as mentioned below, there is little more blood than a few cut fingers and bloodstained clothing, and the only substance that gets abused is absinthe (which may well be an illegal substance in your country as it is here), it gets drunk sparingly, injected once and burnt fairly often. See this film.


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