Brotherhood of the Wolf: film review

My favorite blogger strikes again, this time with a French film I’ve never heard of… but it looks fabulous! It’s a mashup of history, horror, martial arts and… well… Frenchness…

Brotherhood of the Wolf is a very accessible film, enriched by a knowledge of French history and culture but by no means requiring it. It’s extremely memorable and unique, unlike any other film I’ve ever seen, and though the sort of genre mashup it represents has been tried other places it has never been as successfully executed. It’s exciting, scary, funny, sexy, and above all just an interesting film to watch. And, best of all, it’s a film that feels unmistakably French, despite pulling from so many different forms of storytelling. I can’t imagine this film coming out of any other country, which is perhaps the best compliment I can pay it.

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