• 2008
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.2  (597)

The Maiden and the Wolves is a French movie from 2008, directed by Gilles Legrand. The film stars Laetitia Casta, Jean-Paul Rouve, and Stefano Accorsi in the leading roles. The story is based on an old French Legend and is set in the 19th century. The movie follows the journey of a young woman, Angèle (Laetitia Casta), who leaves her impoverished life in the village to work as a nurse maid in a wealthy family's estate. However, the estate is located in the middle of a dense forest, and soon after she arrives, strange things begin to happen.

Angèle is initially met with hostility by the head of the family, Louis (Jean-Paul Rouve), who has a troubled past and is haunted by wolves that have been terrorizing the estate. Despite this, Angèle develops a deep connection with Louis's son, Timothy (Lucas Legrand), who suffers from a rare illness that causes him to have seizures.

As Angèle tries to gain the trust of the family and Timothy, she discovers that Louis's wife, Pauline (Romaine Bohringer), is mentally unstable and manipulative. Angèle also learns about a series of tragic events that occurred in the past, leading to Louis's paranoia and PTSD, making him vulnerable to Pauline's manipulation.

Meanwhile, an Italian painter, Gaspard (Stefano Accorsi), arrives at the estate, adding to the tensions between the family members. Gaspard shows a keen interest in Angèle, and she is drawn to him, which further complicates matters.

The film's cinematography is breathtaking, with the forest and the dark, gothic mansion creating a mystical and eerie atmosphere. The story is a blend of romance and intrigue, with elements of supernatural and psychological drama. The characters are well-developed, each with their unique strengths and weaknesses, making them relatable and engaging.

The Maiden and the Wolves is a story of love, loss, and redemption, with a surprising twist that will leave the audience enthralled. The movie's pacing is slow, but it adds to the immersion in the world of the story. The musical score is composed by Fabio Vacchi, whose haunting melodies perfectly suit the film's themes of mystery and melancholy.

The performances by the cast are exceptional, particularly Laetitia Casta's portrayal of Angèle, who brings a sense of innocence and determination to her character. Jean-Paul Rouve gives a commanding performance as Louis, and the chemistry between the two lead actors is palpable. Stefano Accorsi stands out as Gaspard, bringing a sense of charm and intrigue to the character.

In conclusion, The Maiden and the Wolves is an outstanding movie that transports the audience to a different world, filled with wonder and intrigue. The film is a masterpiece of storytelling, with an exceptional cast, breathtaking cinematography, and a captivating soundtrack. The story will surprise the viewers, leaving them with a sense of satisfaction that only a well-crafted tale can provide. The film is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates a good story and a cinematic masterpiece.

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    1 hr 45 min
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    6.2  (597)