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Game of Werewolves (2011)

Lobos de Arga (original title)
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After 15 years, Tomas, a not very succesfull writer, comes back to the village in Galicia where his family comes from, Arga, apparently to get an award. But he doesn't know the real reason ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gorka Otxoa Gorka Otxoa ... Tomás Mariño
Carlos Areces ... Calixto
Secun de la Rosa Secun de la Rosa ... Mario
Mabel Rivera ... Rosa, abuela
Manuel Manquiña ... Evaristo
Luis Zahera ... Sargento Guardia Civil (as Luís Zahera)
Coté Soler Coté Soler ... Número Guardia Civil
Marcos Ruiz ... Diego
Roberto Sánchez 'Luna' Roberto Sánchez 'Luna' ... Hombre cuadrilla 1 (as Luna)
Tomás Salvadores Tomás Salvadores ... Hombre cuadrilla 2
Antonio Lagares Antonio Lagares ... Hombre cuadrilla 3 (as Tucho Lagares)
Xosé Manuel Olveira 'Pico' Xosé Manuel Olveira 'Pico' ... Dueño bar (as Xose Manuel Olveira 'Pico')
Dorotea Bárcena Dorotea Bárcena ... Mujer dueño bar
Xulio Lago Xulio Lago ... Ciego
Cristina Pascual Cristina Pascual ... Paramédico
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After 15 years, Tomas, a not very succesfull writer, comes back to the village in Galicia where his family comes from, Arga, apparently to get an award. But he doesn't know the real reason why he is there, to end with an old curse that is been haunting the village for the last hundred years. Written by Juan Martínez Moreno

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A bestial comedy.

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Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 July 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Game of Werewolves See more »

Filming Locations:

Galicia, Spain

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Telespan 2000, Vaca Films See more »
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Pretty good Spanish horror/comedy in which the sympathetic starring goes back to his village and finds amazing surprises
10 July 2013 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This Spanish horror/comedy Game of Werewolves has been heralded as as "A Spanish Shaun of the Dead, only with Werewolves¨. "Attack of the Werewolves¨ or ¨Lobos De Arga¨ is a Spanish language film and an entertaining one at that . ¨1910, in a remote village, a terrible curse has fallen on the evil Marchioness of Marino and her son transforming him into a bloodthirsty werewolf who preys on the residents of the village¨. One hundred years on , the only male descendant of the Marino family , returns his village . After 15 years, Tomas (Gorka Otxoa) , a not very successful writer, comes back to the village in Galicia where his family comes from , Arga , apparently to get an award . He returns home to a warm welcome from the villagers but things aren't quite what they seem. After a century of being terrorized by the vicious werewolf, they plan to break the curse by sacrificing him 100 years to the day when the original curse fell . But he doesn't know the real reason why he is there, to end with an old curse that is been haunting the village for the last hundred years . At the village he meets an old friend (Carlos Areces) , his editor (Secun de la Rosa) , the priest (Manuel Manquiña) and a bit later on appears his grandmother (Mabel Rivera) . The village of Arga has been cursed and it is up to Tomás to remove this affliction . The townsfolk need his blood and his sacrifice in order to remove the curse .

This title blends horror elements with comedy , tongue-in-cheek and action ; so, the tone of the film is light-hearted . Lobos De Arga knows many forms, this film has also been called Game of Werewolves and Attack of the Werewolves which is the United Kingdom title ; if one directly translates the Spanish title into English, then it becomes the much simpler Werewolves of Arga . It's a veritable buffet of the cream of recent Spanish horror plenty of action , laughs , and werewolves attacks . Likable acting by Gorka Otxoa as Thomas , an unsuccessful writer lured out to a remote rural village who must defeat the villagers and pit his wits against a violent beast in . Enjoyable main cast and agreeable support actors deliver one of the most engaging, hysterical, action packed and wonderfully shot werewolf movies in years . Intriguing and thrilling musical score by Sergio Moure who has demonstrated his particular talent on dark atmospheres such as ¨The Body¨, ¨Thesis on a homicide¨ and ¨Kidnapped¨ . Colorful and evocative cinematography by Carlos Ferro , showing splendidly Galician sets . This Spanish horror-comedy Attack of the Werewolves was much praised by critics as well as public during its European festival run . The motion picture was originally made by director/writer Juan Martínez Moreno who formerly directed "A Good Man" and "Two Tough Guys" . He clearly demonstrates sound knowledge of the genre he deconstructs with heartfelt accuracy . Rating : Good , above average . Well worth watching .


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