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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,525,161, 23 March 2007
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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

Third collaboration between Katja Riemann and Katja von Garnier after Making Up! (1993) and Bandits (1997). See more »

Quotes

Vivian: What we are not is what we are taught to fear.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Eu Te Iubesc Prea Mult
Written and Performed by Nicolae Guta
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Not entirely true to the book, but still an engrossing experience
15 February 2008 | by ema8705See all my reviews

I Read the book for this a long time ago, it was given to me by a friend and while it is not the sort of book I would usually buy while browsing for a new read I was enthralled by it and read it in one sitting (its not that big anyway) and then again the next day.

Knowing this I watched this movie with some trepidation, I was expecting the usual rip off (ala Lord of the Rings, Narnia etc.) with too much special effects and most of the story missing including some of the most important/memorable parts.

Now while there is a fair bit of the book missing here and a few changes, I was very pleasantly surprised, This film does manage to portray the storyline very well, the acting is believable and the characters look right. they also hit the nail on the head with the wolf side, These are not giant monsters who could tear a man apart with one hand they are wolves, pure honest to god wolves. It makes such a refreshing change to see a werewolf film these days that does not rely on special effects and all out action, One that tells a story and tells it well.

I finished watching this movie with a sense of satisfaction that the job had been done properly, this is the highest praise I can give those involved in this film. it will be added to my collection asap and watched many times.

I cannot say whether I prefer the movie or the book as I feel that both stand on a par, the book fills out the world and the movie brings it to life. So if you've only read the book OR seen the movie, then do the other as they stand better together


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