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Le poil de la bête (2010)

Takes place in 1665 in New France at a time when a part of Canada was colonialized by France. Joseph Côté escapes from a prison in order to avoid death by hanging. Moreover, while some ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge ... Joseph Côté / Père Brind'amour
Viviane Audet Viviane Audet ... Marie Labotte
Gilles Renaud ... Seigneur de Beauport
Patrice Robitaille ... Dutrisac
Antoine Bertrand ... Vadeboncoeur
Marc Beaupré ... La Framboise
Marie-Chantal Perron ... Émérentienne
Sébastien Huberdeau ... Jean-Baptiste
Mirianne Brûlé ... Sophie Labotte (as Mirianne Brulé)
Pierre-Luc Lafontaine ... Pierre-Armand
Martin Dubreuil ... Légaré
Marie-Thérèse Fortin ... Soeur Margot
Patrick Drolet ... Duchesneau
Benoît McGinnis ... La Trémouille
Michel Barrette ... Aurélien


Takes place in 1665 in New France at a time when a part of Canada was colonialized by France. Joseph Côté escapes from a prison in order to avoid death by hanging. Moreover, while some colonial soldiers are chasing him, Joseph takes the identity of a Jesuit and hides in the seigneury of Beaufort where most men are waiting for "daughters of the king." (French women who were sent to Canada in order to find a husband.) At night, Joseph finds out that there are werewolves that terrorize the village. Besides, things get complicated when he falls in love with Marie Labotte, a "daughter of the king" that no one wants to marry. All in all, by simply trying to protect his life and Marie's, Joseph will end up fighting against the werewolves. Written by Anh Khoi Do

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Adventure | Horror


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Release Date:

1 October 2010 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Nacht der Wölfe See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada


Box Office


CAD 4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CAD 45,863 (Canada), 3 October 2010
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Film du Boulevard See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Too much of everything but nothing concrete
14 October 2010 | by klusebaSee all my reviews

This movie wants to be as diversified as possible but it takes too many bits and parts of almost every style. Some historical and folklore influences here, some spooky horror movie inspirations over there, a little bit of the Quebecker's typical comedy style in here, some little pieces of a classical adventure movie without forgetting some fantasy or fairy tale allusions brought to us in a tale teller's style, another bit of suspense, then a bit of a classical romance or love story... In the beginning, you could really get confused with all these influences. I really asked myself in the first thirty minutes: what's this movie? A comedy movie? An adventure movie? A semi-historical movie? A horror movie? Well, the movie takes bits and parts of everything but it isn't really into some style for real. We have a big identity problem here and this potpourri of styles isn't really good for the dynamic and tension of the film. But at least, it makes this movie somehow unpredictable and kind of unique. I think this is really the first serious werewolf movie that has ever been done in Quebec and it doesn't copy the usual Hollywood clichés or the classical pioneer stories. The movie has its own identity and it is sympathetic.

This "unstraight" movie isn't a bad one at all. The movie shows us many breathtaking landscapes. The movie presents many interesting historical personalities, cities and behaviours. The actors are all doing at least a very solid job and many famous Quebeckers play in this movie once again. The twists and the script are not that surprising or shocking but at least funny and somehow original.

If you want to see a movie with a quite huge variety of styles, a unique atmosphere and the typical solid and charming Quebecker style of filming and acting, you will at least get a very entertaining and somehow original movie. If you are looking for an intense werewolf movie or horror film, you will probably not get what you are waiting for. This movie is not very twisted or profound, but it is clear from the beginning on that the actors and directors don't take themselves that serious. You will get at least a very entertaining and charming movie but not a masterpiece about which you will think about for a long while. The movie is worth to be seen once but it is not worth buying the upcoming DVD in the future.

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