A baby lamb named Chirin is living an idyllic life on a farm with many other sheep. Chirin is very adventurous and tends to get lost, so he wears a bell around his neck so that his mother can always find him. His mother warns Chirin that he must never venture beyond the fence surrounding the farm, because a huge black wolf lives in the mountains and loves to eat sheep. Chirin is too young and naive to take the advice to heart, until one night the wolf enters the barn and is prepared to kill Chirin, but at the last moment the lamb's mother throws herself in the way and is killed instead. The wolf leaves, and Chirin is horrified to see his mother's body. Unable to understand why his mother was killed, he becomes very angry and swears that he will go into the mountains and kill the wolf. Written by
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The novel which the film is based on, was originally a WWII novel and supposed to be told by a French veteran about him adopting a little sheep named Chirin in 1916 during WWI after Chirin's mother was killed after a farm was hit by a enemy mortar shell. 20 years later, the French soldier sees the Jews being taken by Nazi soldiers during the Holocaust. The French soldier decided to train Chirin with defending from and attacking the Nazis with horns. The wolf was supposed to be a Nazi general nicknamed ''Der Schwartz Wolf'' (The Black Wolf). After the Nazis massacred hundreds of Jews, France and Britain declared war of Germany. Before that event, the French soldier and Chirin grew up to become a tough man and a ram. After all the battles they had with the Nazis, they faced them at the Battle of Normandy. During that battle, they are wounded by a Nazi machine gun fire. But, Chirin impales Der Schwartz Wolf then disappears in the mist. At the end at the book he stated that he never seen nor heard about Chirin ever again. See more
The Snow feel for days without letting up, covering the ground with a smooth white blanket. Whatever happened on that mountain, whatever happened in that meadow, was covered up without a trace to remind those who had witnessed it. And later, some claimed to remember Chirin as a lamb, others said he was a spirit from the mountain. But they were too wrapped up with their own lives to worry about it for long. And one night during a terrible blizzard, the gentle sound of a bell was ...