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1990s, Uncategorized, Vampires

The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998)

Wisdom

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 18
Source of story An original screenplay – there is a book by Paul Hoffman, but it was published in 2000 so a follow-up to the film.
Director Po-Chih Leong
Writers/Script Paul Hoffman
Starring Jude Law, Elina Löwensohn, Timothy Spall, Jack Davenport, Kerry Fox,

Elevator Pitch: A young professional (he may be a radiographer) forms relationships with young women and in at least one case kills her and disposes of the body in the marches. We find out that his previous girlfriend has died in a car crash, and for a while the police are on his trail. He takes up with another attractive young woman and at one point protects her from an attack by a gang in a moment of extreme violence. But what is she and what are his plans for her, and if it comes to that what is he?

Content: It is implied that sex has taken place and there is a bit of nudity, and just a bit of drinking. Steven, the possible vampire, views a car stuck in a tree, and bites a woman to death. He meets a gang in the underground twice and the second time beats them up. There is tension in the relationship between him and Anne, as it grandually becomes essential for him to kill her for him to survive.

A View: We are never really told whether Steven is really a vampire. He shows signs of having superpowers but does not have the teeth, making the biting bit particularly messy. Not really much liked by the critics, for the same reason as I did not really like it. The lack of a conclusion. My wife said it was better than most of the shit I watch though. You could watch it for nothing while doing something else.

Additional Info: Immortality was an alternative title. We might estimate the cost of this low budget outing at $3 million. It’s gross return in USA was $21,404.

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