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Wolf Totem (2015)

Le dernier loup (original title)
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During China's Cultural Revolution, a young urban student is sent to live with Mongolian herders, where he adopts a wolf cub.

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Yang Ke
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Bilig (as Basen Zhabu)
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Hai-Long Bao ...
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In 1967, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; humans and animals, residents and invaders alike, struggle to find their true place in the world. Written by JC

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images and violence involving animals, and for brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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19 February 2015 (China)  »

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Wolf Totem  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)
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It is extremely rare that Inner Mongolia did not snow in the winter when Wolf totem was shooting. To complete the snow scene, the film crew had to ship the snow and truck it from the Paektu mountains of more than 1,000 miles away. In the end, about 40, 000 tons of snows were transported. See more »

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the pictures are good, but that is all
12 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have read the novel. It was so touching that I shed a lot of tears. Unfortunately, this movie didn't catch or failed to express what the author did in the book. I developed such a deep respect to wolf from reading the book, while in the movie you wouldn't feel a thing. It was such a disappointment.

The pictures were good though. But that is all.

I went to the cinema with my husband. When the movie ended and we walked out, I asked him 'do you have any love for the little wolf'? He said 'no'. I had a bitter laugh, recalling when I was reading the book, I was hoping to fly out there to do something for the little wolf. The movie failed to catch the essence of the book and failed to help the audience understand why the herdsmen love and respect wolves.


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