History Film / BrotherhoodOfTheWolf

4th Jan '16 4:43:03 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: The WhipSword is lifted directly from ''SoulCalibur''
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* ShoutOut: The WhipSword is lifted directly from ''SoulCalibur'' ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur''
19th Oct '15 9:05:33 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* FakeNationality: Iroquois Mani is played by Marc Dacascos, who is [[AmbiguouslyBrown Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Irish]] in ancestry.

* ProductionPosse: Christophe Gans directed Mark Dacascos in ''Crying Freeman''.
19th Aug '15 6:07:36 AM Sekantti
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* MookChivalry
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* SlashedThroat * SuspiciouslyStealthyPredator
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* %%* SlashedThroat * SuspiciouslyStealthyPredatorSuspiciouslyStealthyPredator The Beast [[spoiler: actually a lion in ScaryImpracticalArmor]] somehow manages to sneak through the French woods and countryside without leaving a trace.

* TooKinkyToTorture
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17th Aug '15 1:39:41 PM Dingbot
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Fronsac and Mani are quickly enlisted to hunt down the beast and study it. Along the way, they encounter a myserious group of gypsies and a number of French aristocrats who may or may not be behind the beast's attacks. Vincent Cassel plays a one-armed hunting enthusiast who also takes an interest in the beast. Monica Bellucci also stars as a seductive Italian prostitute who is far more than she seems.
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Fronsac and Mani are quickly enlisted to hunt down the beast and study it. Along the way, they encounter a myserious mysterious group of gypsies and a number of French aristocrats who may or may not be behind the beast's attacks. Vincent Cassel plays a one-armed hunting enthusiast who also takes an interest in the beast. Monica Bellucci also stars as a seductive Italian prostitute who is far more than she seems.

* AllThereInTheManual: According to supplimental materials, the martial art that Manni displays proficiency in is actually a pre-modern form of savate, taught to him by Fronsac after aiding him during the French and Indian War. Anyways, his style and Frosnac's look rather different.
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* AllThereInTheManual: According to supplimental supplemental materials, the martial art that Manni displays proficiency in is actually a pre-modern form of savate, taught to him by Fronsac after aiding him during the French and Indian War. Anyways, his style and Frosnac's look rather different.

* FakeNationality: Iroquois Mani is played by Marc Dakascos, who is [[AmbiguouslyBrown Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Irish]] in ancestry.
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* FakeNationality: Iroquois Mani is played by Marc Dakascos, Dacascos, who is [[AmbiguouslyBrown Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Irish]] in ancestry.

* HighClassCallGirl: Slyvia claims to be "expensive".
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* HighClassCallGirl: Slyvia Sylvia claims to be "expensive".

* NonMaliciousMonster: [[spoiler:the ''Beast'' is actually a big lion disguised as a monster with metal spikes and shards by the Brotherhood members and trained to scare and/or kill the villagers. But the Brotherhood are the real ''Beasts'' and not the ''Beast'' itself.]]
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* NonMaliciousMonster: [[spoiler:the ''Beast'' Beast is actually a big lion disguised as a monster with metal spikes and shards by the Brotherhood members and trained to scare and/or kill the villagers. But the Brotherhood Brotherhood, and Jean-François in particular, are the real ''Beasts'' and not the ''Beast'' itself.villains.]]

* TookALevelInBadass: Fronsac after [[spoiler: Mani is killed]]. Or at least, it seems that way from the point of the view of the rest of the characters, since up until then Fronsac had been content to let Mani handle {{Badass}} duty. It turns out he was just as Badass as Mani all along, [[UpToEleven if not more so]], and when properly motivated he [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge plows a path of utter destruction]] that makes a viewer wonder why he even kept Mani around for at all.
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* TookALevelInBadass: Fronsac after [[spoiler: Mani is killed]]. Or at least, it seems that way from the point of the view of the rest of the characters, since up until then Fronsac had been content to let Mani handle {{Badass}} duty. It turns out he was just as Badass as Mani all along, [[UpToEleven if not more so]], and when properly motivated he [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge plows a path of utter destruction]] that makes a viewer wonder why he even kept Mani around for at all.

** Interestingly, some modern investigations have theorized that the Beast might have been a non-autochthonous animal (maybe even a [[spoiler:big cat]] as portraited) controlled by men with a unknown purpose, so the film could be more realistic than it looks.
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** Interestingly, some modern investigations have theorized that the Beast might have been a non-autochthonous animal (maybe even a [[spoiler:big cat]] as portraited) portrayed) controlled by men with a unknown purpose, so the film could be more realistic than it looks.

* WhipSword: [[spoiler:Jean-François]] wields one in the climatic duel with Fronsac. How it is built looks difficult to describe, but the blade's bulk and its inusual configuration (it's made from an animal ''vertebral column'') probably help to shelter some kind of magnetic mechanism to keep it extended while used as a sword.
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* WhipSword: [[spoiler:Jean-François]] wields one in the climatic duel with Fronsac. How it is built looks difficult to describe, but the blade's bulk and its inusual unusual configuration (it's made from an animal ''vertebral column'') probably help to shelter some kind of magnetic mechanism to keep it extended while used as a sword.
4th Aug '15 4:20:39 PM foxley
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* MarkedBullet: Jean-François uses silver bullets to "sign" his shots.
29th Jul '15 9:51:37 AM Cieloazul
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* AllThereInTheManual: According to supplimental materials, the martial art that Manni displays proficiency in is actually a pre-modern form of [[Main/TruthinTelevision Savate]]; taught to him by Fronsac after aiding him during the French and Indian War.
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* AllThereInTheManual: According to supplimental materials, the martial art that Manni displays proficiency in is actually a pre-modern form of [[Main/TruthinTelevision Savate]]; savate, taught to him by Fronsac after aiding him during the French and Indian War.War. Anyways, his style and Frosnac's look rather different.

* ArtisticLicenseBiology: It's never really made clear what, exactly, the Beast ''is.'' All we know is that [[spoiler: it's the offspring of an animal that Jean-François brought back with him from Africa.]] WordOfGod is that it's [[spoiler:a lion]], but it doesn't really look or act like a typical one, probably as a result of the training and alterations it received.

* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Fronsac and Mani use a French form of stick-fighting called ''Canne De Combat'' mixed with the martial art of ''savate'', a French kicking style also used by the antagonists. However, because the action scenes are filmed in an Eastern style, many audience members could find 18th centry Frenchmen "kung fu fighting" to be strange. In one instance, for example, [[spoiler:Jean-François]]'s heavy swordfighting can be easily mistaken for {{kendo}}.
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* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Fronsac and Mani use a French form of stick-fighting called ''Canne De Combat'' mixed with the martial art of ''savate'', savate, a French kicking style also used by the antagonists. However, because the action scenes are filmed in an Eastern style, many audience members could find 18th centry Frenchmen "kung fu fighting" to be strange. In one instance, for example, Mani's style is clearly based on Mark Dacascos's training in background in Wun Hop Kuen Do, and [[spoiler:Jean-François]]'s heavy swordfighting can be easily mistaken for {{kendo}}.

* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: RedOniBlueOni: Fronsac and Mani use a French form of stick-fighting called ''Canne De Combat'' mixed with the martial art of ''savate'', a French kicking style also used by the antagonists. However, because the action scenes are filmed Mani, respectively. It reflects on their fighting styles: Mani's is gracile and based in an Eastern style, many audience members could find 18th centry Frenchmen "kung fu fighting" to be strange. In one instance, for example, [[spoiler:Jean-François]]'s heavy swordfighting can be easily mistaken for {{kendo}}.a continuously flowing rhythm and he avoids killing, but Fronsac's is savage and direct, relying in linear attacks, and he certainly doesn't care about butchering opponents.

* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Fronsac and Mani use a French form TheUnreveal: It's never explicitly said what kind of stick-fighting called ''Canne De Combat'' mixed animal the Beast is. All we are told is that [[spoiler: it's the offspring of an animal that Jean-François brought back with him from Africa.]] Viewers only get a hint at a shot to the martial art of ''savate'', a French kicking style also used by the antagonists. However, because the action scenes are filmed in an Eastern style, many audience members could find 18th centry Frenchmen "kung fu fighting" to be strange. In one instance, for example, [[spoiler:Jean-François]]'s heavy swordfighting can be easily mistaken for {{kendo}}.animal's unarmored eyes, revealing cat-like irises and gold fur. WordOfGod is that it's [[spoiler:a lion]].

* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Fronsac and Mani use ** Interestingly, some modern investigations have theorized that the Beast might have been a French form of stick-fighting called ''Canne De Combat'' mixed non-autochthonous animal (maybe even a [[spoiler:big cat]] as portraited) controlled by men with a unknown purpose, so the martial art of ''savate'', a French kicking style also used by the antagonists. However, because the action scenes are filmed in an Eastern style, many audience members film could find 18th centry Frenchmen "kung fu fighting" to be strange. In one instance, for example, [[spoiler:Jean-François]]'s heavy swordfighting can be easily mistaken for {{kendo}}.more realistic than it looks.

* WhipSword: [[spoiler:Jean-François]] wields one in the climatic duel with Fronsac. How it is built looks difficult to describe, but the blade's bulk and its inusual configuration (it's made from an animal ''vertebral column'') probably help to shelter some kind of mechanism to keep it extended while used as a sword.
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* WhipSword: [[spoiler:Jean-François]] wields one in the climatic duel with Fronsac. How it is built looks difficult to describe, but the blade's bulk and its inusual configuration (it's made from an animal ''vertebral column'') probably help to shelter some kind of magnetic mechanism to keep it extended while used as a sword.

* WouldHitAGirl: Mani and Fronsac don't have much of a problem fighting the female gypsies, though Mani seems to go a bit easier on them in their intial dust-up. [[spoiler: Except La Bavarde, the woman they saved when they first arrived into town. This ends up costing Mani his life.]]
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* WouldHitAGirl: Mani and Fronsac don't have much of a problem fighting the female gypsies, though Mani seems to go a bit easier on them in their intial initial dust-up. [[spoiler: Except La Bavarde, the woman they saved when they first arrived into town. This ends up costing Mani his life.]]
25th Jul '15 4:13:38 PM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Mani has an air of mysticism about him -according to Fronsac he was "a sort of priest" to his tribe, presumably a shaman and/or medicine man- and seems to have some sort of psychic connection with a wolf. He also shows hints of being [[GenreSavvy fully aware of the archetype in-universe]] and quite the DeadpanSnarker.
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* MagicalNativeAmerican: Mani has an air of mysticism about him -according to Fronsac he was "a sort of priest" to his tribe, presumably a shaman and/or medicine man- and seems to have some sort of psychic connection with a wolf. He also shows hints of being [[GenreSavvy fully aware of the archetype in-universe]] and quite the DeadpanSnarker.
30th Apr '15 3:44:40 PM Ciara25
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The villains of the piece are killed and their plot is thwarted, but the heroes don't fare much better. Mani's dead; the much feared beast was just an innocent animal who was forced to slaughter people by its sadistic owner, and Fronsac has to MercyKill it; the Marquis d'Apcher - pretty much one of the few decent people in this whole thing - is recalling the story as he's about to be sent to the guillotine; and all he can do is hope that Fronsac and Marianne got their happily ever after. At least they seem to have got it.]]
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The villains of the piece are killed and their plot is thwarted, but the heroes don't fare much better. Mani's dead; the much feared beast was just an innocent animal who was forced to slaughter people by its sadistic owner, and Fronsac has to MercyKill it; the Marquis d'Apcher - pretty much one of the few decent people in this whole thing - is recalling the story as he's about to be sent to the guillotine; and all he can do is hope that Fronsac and Marianne got their happily ever after. At least they seem to have got it.]]

* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The Beast of Gevaudan is the name given to a man-eating wolf-like creature that terrorized the the province of Gevaudan from 1764 to 1767. Suffice to say, the director and the screenplay writers took plenty of liberties on the story.
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The Beast of Gevaudan is the name given to a man-eating wolf-like creature that terrorized the the province of Gevaudan from 1764 to 1767. Suffice to say, the director and the screenplay writers took plenty of liberties on with the story. [[spoiler: Also, the real Marquis a'Apcher survived the French Revolution and died in 1798.]]
26th Dec '14 3:29:45 PM Quag15
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This happens in the reign of Louis XV, not Louis the XVI.
* TheFrenchRevolution
6th Sep '14 8:27:47 AM Klaudandus
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* AllThereInTheManual: According to supplimental materials, the martial art that Manni displays proficiency in is actually a pre-modern form of [[Main/TruthinTelevision Savate]]; taught to him by Fronsac after aiding him durng the French and Indian War.
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* AllThereInTheManual: According to supplimental materials, the martial art that Manni displays proficiency in is actually a pre-modern form of [[Main/TruthinTelevision Savate]]; taught to him by Fronsac after aiding him durng during the French and Indian War.
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