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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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Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 10 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Granny
... Father
... Old Priest
... Amorous Boy's Father
Kathryn Pogson ... Young Bride
... Young Groom
Tusse Silberg ... Mother
Micha Bergese ... Huntsman
... Rosaleen
... Alice
Susan Porrett ... Amorous Boy's Mother
Shane Johnstone ... Amorous Boy
Dawn Archibald ... Witch Woman
... Wealthy Groom
Danielle Dax ... Wolfgirl
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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Companhia dos Lobos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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According to Neil Jordan, it was he who suggested adding the modern frame story to the narrative, giving the film what Jordan calls "a Chinese Box structure" (stories within stories). He came up with this idea after seeing Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (1965), which has a similar structure. Jordan also talks about this film on his DVD commentary, where he also sites Roger Corman's films as a major influence, especially Pit and the Pendulum (1961), The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) and The Masque of the Red Death (1964). See more »

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Mother: [to the villagers about to shoot Rosaleen as a wolf] DON'T SHOOT! DON'T SHOOT!
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Version of Rashomon (1961) See more »

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For fans of the weird and lovers of the pre-CGI era, this is a rare treat
11 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

What a weird fairy tale: director Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire) seems to have had the intention of taking a Freudian approach to the story of 'Little Red Riding Hood'. The result is an almost surreal collection of stories about rather testosterone driven werewolves, who all have a little more on their minds than 'just' to kill. If you like old school practical effects and transformations, this film has 'em by the truck load (although they do seem a little dated by now). Not everything works in this strange tale; the mix of sexual symbolism, poetic beauty and gory horror moments seems a bit forced at times - but when it does work it's utterly fascinating. For fans of the weird and lovers of the pre-CGI era, this is a rare treat. 7 out of 10.

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