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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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