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Blood and Chocolate (2007)

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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Temptation comes in many forms. 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

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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: ...Or you could be burried here, as a ceiling fan or something.
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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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User Reviews

 
Worth watching if there is nothing great available.
25 June 2007 | by tifrapSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. It isn't life changing, deep or even particularly thought provoking, but it does draw you in and keep you 'entertained' throughout.

Many of the comments below extol the book and damn the film, you'd think they would know better to expect a fairly run of the mill film to outshine the fiction it was based on. I haven't read the book but I may now.

The story is compassionate and attempts to re-consider the wolf-person theme by treating them as an oppressed minority, I couldn't help but think that they were a metaphor for the Roma, a thought that bears scrutiny I think.

The cinematography was atmospheric and Bucharest became the star, lots of beautiful rococo buildings and a pleasantly eastern soundtrack. I kept wondering if the film wasn't a Hollywood offering because the characters all seem normal and manage to avoid behaving in the usual American manner (not an "oh my god" in earshot), but no, the ending isn't European.

I was really pleasantly surprised with the beautiful human to wolf transitions, the makers restrained themselves from fx to the benefit of the film, it reminded me of the early eastern European fairytale films (the singing ringing tree). Don't be concerned about gore or substance abuse as mentioned below, there is little more blood than a few cut fingers and bloodstained clothing, and the only substance that gets abused is absinthe (which may well be an illegal substance in your country as it is here), it gets drunk sparingly, injected once and burnt fairly often. See this film.


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