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Misha Defonseca (novel)
Véra Belmont (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)
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Release Date:
21 November 2007 (Belgium) See more »
In 1942, the young Jewish girl Misha, her Russian mother Gerusha and her German father Reuven hide from the Germans in a small house in Ardennes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Véra Belmont 
Writing credits
Misha Defonseca (novel)

Véra Belmont (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)

Gérard Mordillat (collaboration)

Produced by
Véra Belmont .... producer
Jeremy Burdek .... co-producer
Jean-François Geneix .... associate producer
Serge Hayat .... co-producer
Nadia Khamlichi .... co-producer
Jean-Jacques Neira .... co-producer
Adrian Politowski .... co-producer
Hubert Toint .... co-producer
Daniel Zuta .... co-producer
Original Music by
Émilie Simon 
Cinematography by
Pierre Cottereau 
Film Editing by
Martine Giordano 
Casting by
Kadija Leclere 
Production Design by
Aurélien Geneix 
Anette Reuther 
Art Direction by
Frédéric Delrue 
Costume Design by
Mahemiti Deregnaucourt  (as Mahemiti Deregnancourt)
Suzanne Van Well 
Makeup Department
Laurence Azouvy .... makeup artist
Frédéric Balmer .... special makeup effects artist
Peggy Bernaerts .... assistant hair stylist
Dominique Colladant .... key special makeup effects artist
Laetitia Hillion .... special makeup effects artist
Christine Lambert .... hair stylist
Hugues Lavau .... special makeup effects artist
Karine Meyer .... key hair stylist
Frank Van Wolleghem .... hair stylist
Emmanuelle Velghe .... makeup artist
Regine Frohberg .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Mika Korkida .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Alice De Vestele .... unit production manager
Benoît Giorgini .... production manager
Linda Gutenberg .... production manager
Nathalie Guérin .... unit manager (as Nathalie Guerrin)
Thomas König-Mendler .... unit manager
Axel Unbescheid .... production manager (as Axel Unbenscheid)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sébastien Achard .... second assistant director
Caspar Arnhold .... second assistant director
Laura Des Aulnois .... trainee assistant director (as Laura Georges des Aulnois)
Baudouin du Bois .... second assistant director
Aurélien Jeanney .... trainee assistant director
Nathalie Mathie .... second assistant director
Julie Navarro .... first assistant director
Laurent Scheid .... third assistant director
Art Department
Tony Beguin .... constructor
Michel Conche .... on-set propmaster
Frédéric Delrue .... assistant set decorator
Michel Doré .... storyboard artist
Marvin Jouno .... assistant set decorator
Perrine Rulens .... set dresser
Anouk Savoy .... set dresser
Sébastien Autphenne .... painter (uncredited)
Virgile Regnault .... props maker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Laurent Chassaigne .... sound recordist: foleys
Dominique Dereymez .... assistant sound
Nicolas Fioraso .... assistant foley artist
Thomas Gauder .... re-recording mixer
Vincent Maloumian .... assistant foley artist
Jo Masset .... post-synchronisation
Lionel Montabord .... dialogue editor
Henri Morelle .... sound engineer
Stéphane Morelle .... assistant sound
Gadou Naudin .... foley artist
Xavier Piroelle .... sound engineer
Ingrid Ralet .... sound editor
Nicolas Sejoz .... assistant sound
Ingrid Simon .... sound effects editor
Jean-Stephane Garbe .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Caroline Landsweerdt .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Michel Schillings .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Olivier Afonso .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Chrystèle Barbarat .... visual effects coordinator
Sophie Denize .... visual effects coordinator
Gilles Gaillard .... visual effects coordinator
Mathieu Leclercq .... visual effects supervisor
Nicolas Beaufays .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Alexandra Cosimano .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Philippe Desfretier .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Dominique Fiore .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Mathieu Flamérion .... research & development: visual effects supervisor assistant (uncredited)
Audrey Henneton .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Olivier Poujaud .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Martin Reneleau .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jérôme Rouvelet .... particle effects animator (uncredited)
Sylvain Sarradin .... visual effects (uncredited)
Jeremy Soudjoukdjian .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Caroline Voglaire .... matte painter (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Emmanuel Assenat .... key grip
Vivien Autissier .... electrician
Philippe Billon .... second assistant camera
Juliette Castanier .... first assistant camera (as Juliette Castagné)
Fanny Chausson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Patrick Chizallet .... grip
Jordan Daverio .... electrician
Arthur Ehret .... grip
Marc Elusse .... gaffer
Arnaud Hembert .... electrician
Cyril Jean .... grip
Didier Larate .... electrician (as Didier Laratte)
Jean Legrand .... camera operator: "b" camera
Olivier Merckx .... Steadicam operator
Denis-Noel Mostert .... steadicam operator (as Denis Mostert)
Denoël Riche .... first assistant camera
Jérôme Robin .... best boy
Julien Roux .... first assistant camera
Michaël Gojon dit Martin .... electrician (uncredited)
Dietmar Heck .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Jérôme Milecan .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Guillaume du Laurent .... extras casting
Jacqueline Pluche .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carole Birling .... costume assistant (as Carole Birkling)
Florence Bruchon .... wardrobe
Patricia Saive .... wardrobe
Catherine Van Bree .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Dominique Fougera .... photochemical colorist
Sabine Humeau .... digital conformation
Nicolas L'Hermitte .... dailies operator
Katia Potok .... assistant editor
Elliot Savoir .... quality control
Frédéric Savoir .... digital colorist
Philippe Savoir .... title design
Location Management
Guy Baudoin .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
François Chevalier .... music mixer
Amélie de Chassey .... music supervisor
Delphine Mathieu .... music supervisor
Émilie Simon .... arranger
Émilie Simon .... performer
Transportation Department
Nicolas De Zuttere .... driver: cast
Other crew
Pierre Cadeac .... trainer: wolves
Marie Charvet .... production assistant
Laurence Deray .... administrator
Mirabelle Giraud-Montagne .... administrator
Laura Gouadain .... press attache (as Laura Gouadin)
Pierre Philippe Hendrickx .... legal advisor
Julia Katz .... financial consultant
Jean-Marc Landry .... technical advisor: animals
Marion Pin .... script supervisor
Barbara Rybol .... production assistant
Anne Saint-Henry .... production assistant
Iwona Sellers .... production executive
Gilles Waterkeyn .... production executive
Mélanie Delaballe .... production assistant (uncredited)
Emilie Maison .... press attache france (uncredited)
Frédéric Savoir .... technical director (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Surviving with Wolves" - Europe (English title) (festival title)
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Germany:118 min (European Film Market)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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The "memoirs" on which this film was based - Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years, by Belgian-born, US-based writer Misha Defonseca - were determined to be fake in February 2008. The author admitted in an interview with Belgian newspaper "Le Soir" that "It's not the true reality, but it is my reality. There are times when I find it difficult to differentiate between reality and my inner world."See more »
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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Amazing Journey to East, 3 June 2010
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 1942, the young Jewish girl Misha (Mathilde Goffart), her Russian mother Gerusha (Yaël Abecassis) and her German father Reuven (Benno Fürmann) hide from the Germans in a small house in Ardennes, Belgium. Misha is very connected to her mother that advises her that if one day a person comes to her saying "love of my life", she would follow him or her without any question. When her parents are captured by the Nazis, Misha is delivered to a German family and the abusive matriarch gives a bad treatment to the girl. However, she finds support in the family of Ernest and his deranged wife Marthe that supplies groceries to foster family. Misha loves Ernest's dogs and the old man gives a compass to her and tells that her parents have been sent to East to forced labor. When the old couple is denounced for sheltering the girl and arrested by the Germans, Misha flees through the woods heading east. Along her journey seeking out her parents, she lives and survives with pack of wolves and crosses Germany, Poland reaching Ukraine. When she sees that Brussels have been released by the allied force, she returns to her hometown and reaches it in March 1945 almost dead, sick and with lice and malnourished. However, Ernest identifies the girl that does not accept that her parents had died in the concentration camp of Sonnenburg.

"Survivre avec les Loups" is an amazing journey of a little Jewish girl trying to find her parents that have been sent to the concentration camp of Słońsk (Sonnenburg). Despite the fraud of the author Misha Defonseca that fabricated her autobiography and confessed on 29 February 2008 that her memoirs is a hoax, the film is engaging the same way the also fictional "I Am David" is. The cinematography is awesome and a star is born with the top-notch performance of the girl Mathilde Goffart. Shame on you, Misha Defonseca! But congratulations to the director and screenwriter Véra Belmont and the stunning cast and crew for this magnificent feature. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Sobrevivendo com Lobos" ("Surviving with Wolves")

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