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Lobos de Arga (2011)

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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 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


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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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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2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: La Ninfa de MELANCOLÍA (2011) See more »

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A genre's landmark entry
26 October 2012 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

Assumed to be returning to his rural home-town to continue work on a new novel, a struggling writer learns that his trip was by design and intended to lift a monstrous curse on the residents of the area and must battle it's deadly effects in order to escape.

This here manages to be one of the more enjoyable and entertaining efforts in the genre in a long, long time and is thus one of the newest classics to be included. One of the best aspects to this one is the utterly enjoyable plot that reeks of old-school Gothic flair updated to modern times, containing a gypsy curse on a small town, the secretive nature of the village regarding the contents of the curse, the oblivious bloodline and the village itself looking like a relic from a Hammer film out in the wilderness and provided a perfect backdrop for the settings to occur. On top of that, the film introduces a vicious and incredibly imposing villain in the main werewolf down in the crypt which is just utterly chilling and gets a stand-out sequence to introduce it in front of the man and his frightened friend. Though, the film really hits it's stride in the second half with the introduction of a second curse that results in the last third of the film and gets some incredibly fun sequences together that have more of a horror edge to it and dropping the comedy. Not that the comedy isn't good, but for once is actually a lot of fun and truly hilarious, with word-play and sight gags combined together to create several riotous scenes that mesh well together with the more serious tone in the rest of the film. Combined with truly spectacular werewolf make-up and a frenetic pace that's never really boring at all, this one is one of the all-time top werewolf films.

Rated Unrated/R: Extreme Graphic Language, Graphic Violence and violence-against-animals.

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