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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Sarah Patterson
Angela Lansbury
David Warner
Terence Stamp
Directors
Neil Jordan
Screenwriters
Neil Jordan
Running Time
95 minutes

The Company of Wolves
Neil Jordan and Angela Lansbury dissect male psychology via wolves.


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Plot
A young girl dreams she is Rosaleen, who, wearing a red cape, carries her basket through the woods to Granny's house. Along the way, she meets and flirts with a werewolf in the guise of a man, and promises him a kiss if he reaches Granny's house before her.


Verdict
Jordan would revisit similar themes with the homoerotic Interview With A Vampire (1994), the ethereal, flawed serial killer movie In Dreams (1999) and The Butcher Boy (1997), a frank exploration of the dark depths of a young boy's imagination. None of them, however, quite matched the fever pitch of psychosexual weirdness on display here.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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