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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.

Writers:

Jiang Rong (based on the novel by), Alain Godard (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
19 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Shaofeng Feng ... Chen Zhen
Shawn Dou ... Yang Ke
Ankhnyam Ragchaa ... Gasma (as Ankhnyam Rachaa)
Zhusheng Yin ... Bao Shunghi
Baasanjav Mijid Baasanjav Mijid ... Bilig (as Basen Zhabu)
Gexige Baoyin Gexige Baoyin ... Batu (as Baoyingexige)
Tumenbayaer Tumenbayaer ... Shartseren
Xilindule Xilindule ... Petit Bayar
Hai-Long Bao Hai-Long Bao ... Lamjav
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing images and violence involving animals, and for brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Shaofeng Feng fell from the horse in the first day of filming Wolf Totem (2015). During the film-making, he was also bitten or scratched by wolf occasionally. See more »

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Referenced in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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Song Of Redemption
Composed by Yong Huang
Lyrics & Performed by Feng Wang
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Destined for obscurity, but it deserves better
23 February 2015 | by bRAdburY2See all my reviews

It saddens me that this film will not receive a wider audience. With an English title of "Wolf Totem" very few outside of France or China will be tempted to see it, but it is their loss.

Wolf Totem manages to bring to the big screen the majesty and mystery of wolves. But it is much more than a National Geographic or Animal Planet documentary. (Although those in themselves would be a great success.) It also invites us into the world of Inner Mongolia and tells a compelling tale of human love and loss. This is not Le Renard et L'infant (The Fox and the Child). It succeeds in telling a much grander tale. The acting is all very believable and unlike the usual over-the-top soap opera-esque fare available in most Chinese cinema.

But come for the wolves. I could howl their praises all night long.


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Country:

China | France

Language:

Mandarin | Mongolian

Release Date:

19 February 2015 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Wolf Totem See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$210,591

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,837,070
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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