Jacob, a man who believes he is a wolf trapped in a human body, is sent to a clinic by his family where he is forced to undergo increasingly extreme forms of "curative" therapies at the hands of The Zookeeper. Jacob’s only solace is the enigmatic wildcat with whom he roams the hospital in the dead of night. The two form an improbable friendship that develops into infatuation.

  • Released: 2021-12-03
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thrillers
  • Stars: George MacKay, Lily-Rose Depp, Paddy Considine, Fionn O'Shea, Lola Petticrew, Senan Jennings, Darragh Shannon, Elisa Fionuir, Amy Macken, Helen Behan, Shelley Atkinson
  • Director: Nathalie Biancheri
  • parry_na - 19 November 2022
    Eccentric and indefinable ...
    Wolf has a terrific cast, and it's just as well because the story - and the way it is told - relies a huge amount on the players.

    This is exactly the kind of production the excesses of drama school caters for. Main players George MacKay and Lily-Rose Depp star as Jacob and Wildcat, part of a group of mainly young people who believe they are birds and animals. Paddy Considine is also very good as The Zookeeper, whose brutal methods of therapy blur between brazen cruelty and viciously curative - we're not sure which.

    What develops isn't easy to define. Part horror, part possible love story, but bizarre on all levels, the results are not uninvolving, but seem to meander before some sort of conclusion is reached. Watching this is certainly an experience, and kudos to director Nathalie Biancheri for trying something so unorthodox, and the brilliant cast for entering into it so wholeheartedly. My score is 6 out of 10.
  • detlic - 5 September 2022
    Too weird for me
    Yeah, the movie does have a bit deeper message and makes you ask a few questions, but the way it was delivered is just too weirs and not understandable... A mental sickness used to show the extremes and thus the very essence of us as beings on this planet is a valid choice, but this... Don't know... It seems too specific an issue to identify. Well, at least for me... People identifying as animals is too specific and a small group we don't see every day and don't really feel that way and can't really identify with them. So, the story is the miss from the very start of it all... I do believe that the idea behind this all, this movie was great, but how it was way delivered is a true miss... Too bad... An idea wasted of too narrow an audience which makes the movie flop and fail. Might have been a way better movie with better writing and better delivery... This way, anything higher than the mark I gave it is, in my humble opinion, too much... Such a waste...