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Time of the Wolf (2003)

Le temps du loup (original title)
When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.

Director:

Michael Haneke

Writer:

Michael Haneke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Anne Laurent
Béatrice Dalle ... Lise Brandt
Patrice Chéreau ... Thomas Brandt
Rona Hartner ... Arina
Maurice Bénichou ... M. Azoulay
Olivier Gourmet ... Koslowski
Brigitte Roüan Brigitte Roüan ... Béa
Lucas Biscombe Lucas Biscombe ... Ben Laurent
Hakim Taleb Hakim Taleb ... Young runaway
Anaïs Demoustier ... Eva Laurent
Serge Riaboukine ... The leader
Maryline Even Maryline Even ... Mme Azoulay
Florence Loiret Caille ... Nathalie Azoulay (as Florence Loiret-Caille)
Branko Samarovski Branko Samarovski ... Policeman
Daniel Duval ... Georges Laurent
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Storyline

In an undefined time, the environment has been totally destroyed and now the water is contaminated and the animals have been burned. Georges Laurent travels with her wife Anne Laurent, their teenage daughter Eva and their son Ben from the city to their cabin in the countryside. On the arrival, they find that intruders have broken in the house, and one stranger kills George. Anne, Eva and Ben wander through the village asking for shelter and supplies for their acquaintances, but they refuse to help them. They reach an abandoned barn and spend the night inside. On the next morning, they meet a teenage boy and they walk together to a train station, where they find other survivors. Together, they wait for the train expecting to go to a better place in the middle of the chaos. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In nearly every Michael Haneke film, the main female character is called Anne Laurent or some variation. Isabelle Huppert made three films with Haneke (this, The Piano Teacher (2001), and Amour (2012)). This Is the only film in which she is named Anne Laurent. See more »

Connections

References Andrei Rublev (1966) See more »

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A time for wolves ..
18 February 2005 | by alexx668See all my reviews

"Temps Du Loup" is probably Michael Haneke's most successful attempt at presenting his bleak outlook on mankind.

Vaguely set in a post-apocalyptic world, the film works both ways: a. at isolating various institutions and values (society, family, religion) outside of their normal environment, and therefore analyzing them more thoroughly; b. as an exercise in evoking beautiful imagery out of spartan and plain settings.

While the first is certainly no new ground for Haneke (the storyline is less complex than his previous effort, "La Pianiste", yet the scope is much grander), the second means that this is his most cinematic and elegant effort yet.


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Official Sites:

Official Site [Austria]

Country:

France | Austria | Germany

Language:

French | Romanian

Release Date:

8 October 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Time of the Wolf See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,560, 27 June 2004

Gross USA:

$61,439

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$499,149
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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