Le Pacte Des Loups (2001)
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In 1765 something was stalking the mountains of central France. A 'beast' that pounced on humans and animals with terrible ferocity. Indeed they beast became so notorious that the King of France dispatched envoys to find out what was happening and to kill the creature. By the end, the Beast of Gevaudan had killed over 100 people, to this day, no one is entirely sure what it was, wolf? hyena? or something supernatural? Whatever it was, shepherds had the same life-expectancy as the red-suited guys in 'Star Trek'. The Beast is a popular myth in France, albeit one rooted firmly in reality; somewhat surprisingly it is little known to the outside world, and perhaps incredibly it has never been made into a movie. Until now... Based on the true story of the Beast of the Gevaudan that terrorized France in the mid-XVIIIth century, the movie aims to tell first and explain afterwards. In the first part, a special envoy of the King of France, altogether biologist, explorer and philosopher, arrives in the Gevaudan region, in the mountainous central part of France. The Beast has been attacking women and children for months and nobody has quite been able to harm it or even take a good look at it. In the second part, our hero Chevalier de Fronsac will not only have to fight the Beast, but also ignorance, bigotry and conspiracy and will rely on two women, one an aristocrat, the other a prostitute, as well as the enigmatic Mani, an Iroquois he met in New-France (Canada).
Title: Le Pacte Des Loups
Release Date: October 11, 2001
Runtime: 142 mins
All Genres: Action, History, Horror, Mystery
Languages: French, German, Italian
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Buried.com Rating: 8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With L
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for strong violence and gore, and sexuality/nudity.
Samuel Le Bihan ...Gregoire de Fronsac
Vincent Cassel ...Jean-Francois de Morangias
Emilie Dequenne ...Marianne de Morangias
Monica Bellucci ...Sylvia
Jeremie Renier ...Thomas d'Apcher
Mark Dacascos ...Mani
Jean yanne ...Le Comte de Morangias
Jean Francois Stevenin ...Henri Sardis
Jacques Perrin ...Thomas d'Apcher (old)
Edith Scob ...Genevieve de Morangias
Johan Leysen ...Beauterne
Bernard Farcy ...Laffont
Hans Meyer ...Marquis d'Apcher
Virginie Darmon ...La Bavarde
Philippe Nahon ...Jean Chastel
Eric Prat ...Capitaine Duhamel
Jean Loup Wolff ...Duc de Moncan
Bernard Fresson ...Mercier
Christian Marc ...Old Thomas' servany
Karin Kristrom ...Bergere du Rocher
Vincent Cespedes ...Soldier
Jean Paul Farre ...Pere Georges
Pierre Lavit ...Jacques
Michel Puterflam ...Bishop de Mende
Nicolas Vaude ...Maxime Des Forets
Max Delor ...Old nobleman
Christian Adam ...Old nobleman
Jean Pierre Jackson ...Nobleman at dinner
Nicky Naude ...La Felure
Daniel Herroin ...Blondin
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Le Pacte Des Loups Horror Film Trailer 1
- Jean-Francois de Morangias: So tell me sir, do they speak of the beast in Paris? Gregoire De Fronsac: Speak of it? They're already singing songs about it. Geneviève de Morangias: Instead of singing songs, they should be saying prayers.
Jean-Francois de Morangias: Congratulations. If I had both my hands, I'd applaud you.
Jean-Francois de Morangias: You are too late. The beast is immortal. Gregoire de Fronsac: IT may be immortal, but YOU aren't!
Mani: All women have the same color when the candle is out.
Jean-Francois de Morangias: Ghost or not, I'll split you in two.
- De Fronsac travels on a ship aptly named "Frère loup", French for "Brother wolf".
Apparently in the belief that no one outside France has any sense of history, the translators writing subtitles omitted a historical reference in old d'Apcher's memoir. The subtitles read, "The Revolution has swept the land," but in French he says, "The Revolution has become the Terror" (this may have been changed in some DVD versions).
There actually was a Beast of Gévaudan (La Bête du Gévaudan) which was a real wolf-like creature that prowled the Auvergne and South Dordogne regions of France during the years 1764 to 1767, killing about 100 people, often in bizarre circumstances.
All the primary characters, except the Native American Mani, actually existed and lived during reign of King Louis XV.
Universal Pictures paid $2 million for the rights to distribute this movie in the United States, and this movie went on grossing $10.9 million in limited theatrical release in the United States, making it the second-highest-grossing French-language movie in the United States in the last two decades (this movie also did brisk video and DVD sales in the United States).
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