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The Company of Wolves (1984)

A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.

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A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.

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The desire... the fantasy... the nightmare See more »

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Horror | Fantasy

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19 April 1985 (USA)  »

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A Companhia dos Lobos  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,234,776, 21 April 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,389,334
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1.66 : 1
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Micha Bergese was originally hired to work as a choreographer, specifically to help Stephen Rea and the as yet uncast part of the Huntsman with the physicality of their performances. However, director Neil Jordan was so impressed with Bergese's grasping of the themes of the project and with his look and movement, that he offered him the role of the Huntsman. See more »

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Rosaleen: [hears wolves howl] Who's come to sing us carols, then?
Huntsman: Only my companions, darling. I love the company of wolves. Look out of the window and you'll see them.
Rosaleen: [does so] Poor creatures. It's freezing cold out there. No wonder they howl so.
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Magical, captivating.
16 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

A beautiful adaptation of Angela Carter's sublime work. This film has all the otherworldliness and the horror of traditional fairy tales; at the same time we are transported to a mythic realm but somewhere deep inside we recognize we are within the human psyche itself. This is a story, or several stories woven together, of a girl's slow transformation into a woman, of sexual initiation and the fear of adulthood and responsibility veiled in metaphors of fairy tales, narrated in a captivating, dreamlike fashion. This is a gorgeous, gorgeous movie, I highly recommend it to any lover of fairy tales and fantasy.


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