Blood and Chocolate

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"The hunt never tasted so sweet."
  • PG-13
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 5.3  (18,248)
  • 33

Blood and Chocolate is a 2007 film directed by Katja von Garnier that tells the story of Vivian Gandillon, a young werewolf who struggles to navigate the complexities of her dual nature and her place in both the human and werewolf worlds. Set in Bucharest, Romania, the film is based on the novel of the same name by Annette Curtis Klause.

The movie starts with a scene of a pack of wolves running through the forests and mountains of Romania. As the wolves reach the outskirts of a small village, they transform into human form and it becomes clear that they are werewolves. The leader of the pack is Gabriel, played by Olivier Martinez, a charismatic and handsome man who captures the attention of the villagers with his charm and wit. However, Gabriel is also a ruthless and dangerous werewolf who will stop at nothing to maintain his dominance over the pack.

The story really begins when Vivian Gandillon, played by Agnes Bruckner, becomes interested in a human artist named Aiden, played by Hugh Dancy. Vivian is immediately drawn to Aiden, and they soon begin a passionate romance. However, Vivian knows that her relationship with Aiden is forbidden and dangerous, as werewolves and humans are not allowed to be together. Vivian also has to contend with her own family, who are wary of Aiden and his impact on their community.

As Vivian tries to navigate the challenges of her relationship with Aiden, she also has to deal with the complicated political situation within the werewolf pack. Gabriel is determined to maintain his power over the pack, and is willing to use violence and treachery to achieve his goals. Vivian's own family is split between those who support Gabriel and those who want to challenge his authority.

The story unfolds with a mix of romance, action, and suspense as Vivian and Aiden try to find a way to be together while also dealing with the dangerous world around them. The film is visually stunning, with beautiful shots of Bucharest and the surrounding countryside. The special effects used to create the werewolves are also impressive, giving the characters a realistic and menacing appearance.

One of the film's strengths is its exploration of the theme of identity, as Vivian struggles to reconcile her human and wolf sides. This struggle is mirrored by the divide within the werewolf community, as some embrace their wolf nature while others try to suppress it. The film also highlights the tensions between tradition and modernity, as Vivian and Aiden represent a new generation of werewolves who question the old ways of their community.

Overall, Blood and Chocolate is an engaging and enjoyable film that combines elements of romance, action, and horror to create a compelling story. The strong performances by the cast, especially Agnes Bruckner and Olivier Martinez, help to bring the characters to life and make the audience care about their fates. While the film may not be groundbreaking in its approach to the werewolf genre, it is a well-crafted and entertaining addition to the canon.

Blood and Chocolate is a 2007 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3 and a MetaScore of 33.

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    5.3  (18,248)
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