Wolf Totem (3D)
Filmfest 2015

1967. Chen Zhen, a young student from Beijing, is sent to Inner Mongolia to teach a nomadic tribe of shepherds. But it is Chen who has much to learn – about existence in this endless, harsh and breathtakingly beautiful wilderness, about community, freedom and responsibility, and about the most feared and revered creature of the steppes – the wolf. Seduced by the complex and near-mystical bond between these sacred creatures and the herdsmen, fascinated by their cunning, their strength, their ferocious beauty, he captures a cub and tries to tame it. But the growing relationship between man and animal – as well as the tribe's ancient way of life, and the land itself – is threatened when a central government officer decides to eliminate all wolves from the region, whatever the cost.
Wild Bunch, Paris

tags: Adventure, Action, Nature, Feature film

Cast: Shaofeng Feng, Shawn Dou, Ankhnyam Ragchaa, Yin Zhusheng, Basen Zhabu

Credits

Screenplay: Alain Godard, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Lu Wei, John Collee

Original Material: Jiang Rong

Director of Photography: Jean-Marie Dreujou

Film Editor: Reynald Bertrand

Composer: James Horner

Production Designer: Quan Rongzhe

Costume Design: Ma Yingbo

Sound: Cyril Holtz

Producer: La Peikang, Zhang Qiang, Bill Kong, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Xavier Castano

Production Company: China Film Co.,Ltd

Co-Production Company: Reperage, Beijing Forbidden City Co., Ltd., Mars Films, Wild Bunch, Edko Films, Groupe Herodiade, Beijing Phoenix Entertainment Co., Ltd., Loull Production

World Sales: Wild Bunch

Distributor: Wild Bunch Germany

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud