il_patto_dei_lupi-locandinaThe film begins during the French Revolution with the aged Marquis d’Apcher (Jacques Perrin) as the narrator, writing his memoirs in a castle, while the voices of a mob can be heard from outside. The film flashes back to 1764[7] when a mysterious beast terrorized the province of Gévaudan and nearby lands.

Grégoire de Fronsac (Samuel Le Bihan), a knight and the royal taxidermist of King Louis XV of France, and his Iroquois companion Mani (Mark Dacascos), arrive in Gévaudan to capture the beast. Upon arrival, they rescue Jean Chastel, an aged healer (Philippe Nahon), and his daughter (Virginie Darmon) from an attack by soldiers. The young and enlightened Thomas, Marquis d’Apcher (Jérémie Renier), befriends them…