A child who lived alone with wolves for 12 years.


Gerardo Olivares


Manuel Moral (story advisor), Javier Moro (story advisor) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juan José Ballesta ... Marcos 20 años
Sancho Gracia ... Atanasio
Manuel Camacho ... Marcos 7 años
Carlos Bardem ... Ceferino
Alex Brendemühl ... Balilla (as Àlex Brendemühl)
Eduardo Gómez ... Caragorda
Agustín Rodríguez López Agustín Rodríguez López ... Juan José (as Agustín Rodríguez)
Luisa Martín ... Isabel
Vicente Romero ... Hocicotocino
Dafne Fernández ... Pizquilla
José Chaves ... Doroteo
Francisco Conde ... Manuel
José Manuel Soto José Manuel Soto ... Don Honesto
Félix Sancho Félix Sancho ... Pichote
Antonio Dechent ... Sargento


A child who lived alone with wolves for 12 years.

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child | animal | wildling | wolves | 1950s | See All (5) »


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The real story of a feral kid in Europe during the 50's
22 December 2014 | by miemiliofantasmaSee all my reviews

To start the review of this movie, one has to stress that it is based on a real story, a story so extraordinary that fits the "Truth is stranger than fiction" quote. In the dark years of Spain's post Civil War, in a poor and forgotten rural area, a small kid called Marcos was sold by his father to a shepherd, who taught him the basics of survival in nature, dying shortly later. Marcos became then a feral kid, establishing links with animals that still leave zoologists in astonishment.

A pack of wolves became his family. A snake he raised saved his life. And no: it is not a Pixar movie with cute "humanized" animals that speak and dance, they are real experiences.

Marcos remembers his childhood in the wild as the happiest period in his life, and his "rescue" by human society as confuse as humiliating.

Thankfuly, someone finally thought such a story deserved to be told as a movie. And unluckily, I wish it had been Spielberg who had done it, because despite of having the best of scripts already written by reality, it is only highly advised for people who love zoology and is interested in nature, as the situations in the movie are 100% real (furthermore: the director and scriptwriters found impossible to include the complete relationship of Marcos with the whole pack, his personal story with each one of the wolves, reducing it to his link with one wolf).

I am happy that the director has not fallen in easy Disney-like sentimentalism when picturing the life of Marcos in the wild. But in my opinion, considering the story, this movie could have been much better, it could have been breath-taking.

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26 November 2010 (Spain) See more »

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Among Wolves See more »


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