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Blood and Chocolate (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 26 January 2007 (USA)
A 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 ... 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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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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Trivia

Would be screenwriter Ehren Kruger's last horror film before he began writing the Transformers films. See more »

Quotes

Astrid: When l was 19, l was pregnant. lt was my choice. And what l found was it's best to stay where you belong.
Vivian: lf you know where you belong.
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Connections

Featured in HypaSpace: Episode #6.20 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Silence Summons You
Written by R. Sauberlich / D. Crombie / W. Yardley / G. Lea
Performed by The Sofa Club
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Old school werewolf
3 September 2007 | by flingebuntSee all my reviews

The Matrix has a lot to answer for. Post Matrix every vampire or werewolf movie (Van Helseign, Underworld, Blade) seems to involve copious amounts of special effects, Martial arts and the main character decisions being whether they kill the bad guy with a gun, sword, falling building, poison that makes people explode, or giant stake improvised from the radio antenna on top of the Empire State building.

Blood and Chocolate follows the traditions oh movies from the 1980s (The hunger, Wolf, Cat people and even The Lost Boys).

Characters are not fighting over whether to enslave the human race (if vampires planned to enslave the human race, wouldn't it be easier to let everyone know, and 1.3 Billion people versus a few thousand vampires or werewolves will be a very short battle indeed).

Blood and Chocolate tells the story of a teenage werewolf who wants to escape what she is being told she should be and a young American writer/artist who has already escaped from his domineering ex-ranger father).

In this story, werewolves are blessed, not cursed, they are the best of man and the best of beast. Though perhaps that is what they should be, and some of them are the worst of both.

This is a human story at the human level. Some of the characters merely tend to turn into wolves. The movie is more about mood and excitement and action. The action is realistic, not modern son of Honk-Kong martial arts over the top stuff. I loved it, even though I also love the modern effects driven movies. In fact the special effects are so bad, it is likely that was a conscious choice (I think the transformation is a homage to Cat People).

If you like this movie, check out the old stuff from the 80s.


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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

USA | UK | Germany | Romania

Language:

English | Romanian

Release Date:

26 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$3,526,847

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,340,723
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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