There’s something refreshingly low-tech about this werewolf romance which compensates for the shagginess that otherwise defines the production. Set in contemporary Bucharest, the movie follows a young werewolf (Agnes Bruckner, exuding carnality) who feels compassion, not hatred, for full-fledged humans. That compassion turns to love when she falls for a visiting American artist (Hugh Dancy). Aside from glowing eyes, there’s hardly a special effect to be found. Instead, real animals stand in for the werewolves’ wilder side, while the sets are defiantly CGI-free. Rather, director Katja von Garnier makes great use of the actual Bucharest’s labyrinthine alleyways in the chase scenes.