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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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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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Rosaleen is a teenager, living in a country house in England with her family in the present days, and having a nightmare with wolves and werewolves in the Middle Ages. In her dream, her boring sister is dead, she lives with her father and her mother, but she spends lots of time with her lovely grandmother. Granny tells her many stories of werewolf and gives her the following advice: "- Never stray from the path in the woods, never eat a windfall apple, and never trust a man whose eyebrows meet." One day, Rosaleen, while going to visit her grandmother, meets a handsome man and bets who would arrive first at her granny's house. Soon she finds who he is. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A furry tale for grown-ups 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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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$4,389,334
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Neil Jordan cast Angela Lansbury on the basis of her performance in The Manchurian Candidate (1962). She had an air of sinister charm that was perfect for the role of Granny. See more »

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Granny: Your only sister, all alone in the wood, and nobody there to save her. Poor little lamb.
Rosaleen: Why couldn't she save herself?
Granny: You don't know anything, you're only a child.
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One of the most strange werewolf-movies I've seen - but good!
6 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

When I read on the back of the cover, the movie seemed interesting. I have a thing for very strange movies, and I loved this one. I love how many of the old folklore-myths about wolves and werewolves have been written into this movie. I think it was easy to predict the ending, but that is maybe because I was able to put myself in Rosaleen's place - and I love wolves and werewolves and folklore-tales, so this movie and it's plot was perfect for me.

I recommend it to anyone who loves werewolves, who loves movies that don't have action all the time, but leaves a space to think. And it makes you watch it, because what will happen in the end? The only thing I would like to have seen more of, was Rosaleen's real life - we only see her sleep, so we're not really getting to know her very much. The only links we have to about how she is, is how her parents and her sister talks about her in the beginning. But otherwise a very good and interesting movie - I recommend it! :)


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