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Blood and Chocolate (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 26 January 2007 (USA)
A young teenage werewolf is torn between honoring her family's secret and her love for a man.

Director:

Katja von Garnier

Writers:

Ehren Kruger (screenplay), Christopher Landon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Agnes Bruckner ... Vivian
Hugh Dancy ... Aiden
Olivier Martinez ... Gabriel
Katja Riemann ... Astrid
Bryan Dick ... Rafe
Chris Geere ... Ulf
Tom Harper ... Gregor
John Kerr John Kerr ... Finn
Jack Wilson Jack Wilson ... Willem
Vitalie Ursu Vitalie Ursu ... Constani
Bogdan Voda Bogdan Voda ... Albu
Kata Dobó ... Beatrice
Rodica Mandache Rodica Mandache ... Mrs. Bellagra
Sandu Mihai Gruia Sandu Mihai Gruia ... Pharmacist (as Sandu Gruia)
Helga Racz Helga Racz ... Young Vivian
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Storyline

In Bucharest, Romania, the orphan Vivian was raised by her aunt after losing her parents ten years ago in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. Her family belongs to a bloodline of werewolves and Vivian is promised to the leader of the pack, Gabriel. When the American cartoonist Aiden, who is researching werewolves for his publisher for the next edition of his magazine, meets Vivian, they immediately fall in love for each other. However, the evil son of Gabriel and Vivian's cousin Rafe poisons Gabriel about the love of Vivian, forcing her to choose between her bounds with her family and her passion for Aiden. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Everyone has two lives. The one we show the world. And the one that was never meant to be seen. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, some sexuality and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

USA | UK | Germany | Romania

Language:

English | Romanian

Release Date:

26 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood & Chocolate See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,074,300, 28 January 2007

Gross USA:

$3,525,161
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS (Digital DTS Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The book was originally adapted into a script by Christopher Landon, whose father Michael Landon had a leading role in the film I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957). See more »

Quotes

Rafe: Because we fear them.
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Connections

Referenced in Robot Chicken: More Blood, More Chocolate (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Cash Machine
Written by Rich Archer (as Richard Archer)
Performed by Hard-Fi
Courtesy of Rhino UK
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User Reviews

 
better than expected
29 January 2007 | by georgebushSee all my reviews

we went into this film because everything else at the theater seemed boring. The name blood and chocolate almost made me miss it. I expected some Spanish arty film with that name. IMDb writers said enough to make the idea of seeing this film especially since most of the academy award nominees seem like freak show films.

The era of classic vampire and werewolf movies has been over for over 20 years. Since than, we have seen a few, but those films were parodies or desperately tried to be different. This film is more a throwback to the old werewolf films. It is set in Bucharest, so the scenery is terrific. Nothing is too graphic. Many old classic, Gothic buildings and rainy Romanian nights are shown. The special effects are good when people turn into wolves, we see real wolves. The wolves are not that scary unless they growl but the situations are tense at times. Silver is still the main protection against werewolves.

The idea that the wolves hunt in packs add a new tense dimension to wolf man movies.

The 3 lead actors are fine. The first ten minutes with dance club scenes seem as if this film may be a cheap sleazy type film but it quickly veers into a film with a story full of Eastern European atmosphere. The major complaint by viewers seems to be that it was not like the book. This was also the complaint for Eragon. For viewers who had not read the book, this would not be a problem. This is not a film that pushes tolerance or some morality issues. It is just a werewolf film and the werewolves are not entirely bad. The film obviously is not a major classic like the old Hammer American International films but it is worth a look! Is destiny or personal decisions the main point? Perhaps one says one thing but the evidence contradicts the statement.


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