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Big Bad Wolves (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 15 August 2013 (Israel)
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A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tzahi Grad ... Gidi
Lior Ashkenazi ... Micki
Rotem Keinan ... Dror
Doval'e Glickman ... Yoram (as Dov Glickman)
Menashe Noy ... Rami
Dvir Benedek ... Tsvika
Nati Kluger ... Eti
Kais Nashif ... Stranger on a Horse
Ami Weinberg ... Principal Meir
Guy Adler ... Eli
Arthur Perry Arthur Perry ... Ofer
Gur Bentwich Gur Bentwich ... Shauli
Yuval Nadborany Yuval Nadborany ... Arik
Alisa Vaisburd Alisa Vaisburd ... School Girl
Guy Shefa Pesso Guy Shefa Pesso ... School Boy
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Storyline

A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Some men are created evil.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew | Arabic

Release Date:

15 August 2013 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Bad Wolves: Στο στόμα των λύκων See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv, Israel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,887, 17 January 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,232, 27 March 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The last film ever to screen at The Empire Leicester square screen 1 as part of Fright Fest before it's conversion to IMAX screens. See more »

Goofs

At the end, Micki is looking for a cell phone to call his colleagues, so he takes a bike and goes down the hill, until he meets the horseman. But Yoram, who is sleeping, has a cell phone.. If he had used that phone, the whole end could have been changed. See more »

Quotes

Micki: It might look like I'm enjoying this, and maybe I am in a way... but believe me, I'd be happy to stop breaking your fingers. Now would you please start talking!
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The closing credits are bilingual English and Hebrew. See more »

Connections

References Save the Green Planet! (2003) See more »

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Hide and Seek: Opening Titles
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Written by Haim Frank Ilfman (as Frank Ilfman)
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Dark comedy with plenty of suspense but with a disappointing and flat ending
4 September 2015 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

BBW deserves a 7 out of 10 and I would have rated it higher if the screen writer would have made a somewhat greater effort to avoid what I considered a disappointing ending to the film that just came out flat. There is some very good acting between the three main characters as well as by the supporting cast. Continual suspense is maintained and the film is sprinkled throughout with a bit of dark humour to allow the audience not to take the film too seriously.

The film does not rely on extensive blood and gore neither by the serial killer Dror, or by his own captors and tormentors, Gidi and Micki. I was quite impressed with how the suspense was maintained all the way through the film as well as a few slick twists and turns such as when Gidi's father arrives at the cottage and discovers what his son Gidi has been up to.

The trick I believe to delivering a great film is to have the audience feeling good about how the film ends such that we would like to see a sequel, or leaving us with the desire to view the film a second time. In this case, I found the films closing scenes were a big let down mainly because the rest of the film was so suspenseful and entertaining. Upon leaving the film what a screen writer really does not want to hear is the audience saying "well that was a dumb ending wasn't it?"

This is a high rising film which came up flat at the end. I rated the film a 7 out of 10.


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