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Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004)

Romasanta (original title)
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 »

Director:

Paco Plaza

Writers:

Alfredo Conde (story), Elena Serra (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julian Sands ... Manuel Romasanta
Elsa Pataky ... Bárbara
John Sharian ... Antonio
Gary Piquer ... District Attorney Luciano de la Bastida
David Gant ... Professor Philips
Maru Valdivielso ... María
Luna McGill Luna McGill ... Teresa
Carlos Reig-Plaza ... Gómez (as Carlos Reig)
Reg Wilson ... Judge
Ivana Baquero ... Ana
Laura Mañá ... Antonia
Sergi Ruiz Sergi Ruiz ... Francisco
Itziar Fenollar Itziar Fenollar ... Benita
Carlos Sante Carlos Sante ... Hunter 1
Jaume Montané Jaume Montané ... Raúl
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Werewolf Hunter See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€131,690 (Spain), 14 May 2004, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the case of serial killer Manuel Blanco Romasanta who murdered at least 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, but he died in jail before being released. See more »

Quotes

Bárbara: How many women have you been with?
Manuel Romasanta: [kissing her neck] What answer would you like to hear?
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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 The Ancines Woods (1970) See more »

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lycanthrope or just plain crazy?
23 February 2009 | by Prof-Hieronymos-GrostSee all my reviews

The Spanish countryside is being plagued by a series of gruesome killings, which gives rise to the legend of The Werewolf of Allariz. Local officials decide to pay for all wolves in the area to be culled, but this doesn't stop the killings. Barbara (Elsa Pataky) a beautiful young girl, begins to suspect her sister's lover. Romasanta (Julian Sands) might be the culprit, only problem is there is a raging sexual chemistry between them, but after her sister and niece disappear, Barbara decides she must act. Romasanta comes clean before a court, that he is in fact a wolf who takes the guise of a man to seduce his victims, is he a wolf or just a psychotic killer? Romasanta is a beautifully filmed period drama, that explores more the myth of the killings than lycantrophy. Those expecting wolf men will be disappointed, but those who like a good story and terrors that are for the most part only alluded to, will enjoy this one. In that regard its very much in the vein of Pacte de Loups. Sands is cleverly cast, his lupine looks adding to the myth, Pataky also provides some nice eye candy.


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