Wolf Totem

Wolf Totem

9. 12. 2018 17:00 121 min.   Ponrepo ------------

Lang Tuteng

China, France, 2015

Chinese and Mongolian with Czech and English subtitles

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Starring: Feng Shaofeng, Shawn Dou, Ankhnyam Ragchaa

Distributor: Bohemia Motion Pictures

Based on: Jiang Rong – Wolf Totem


Young student Chen Zen (Feng Shaofeng) arrives at Inner Mongolia to live with shepherds. Everything changes when he meets local wolves and decides to raise one despite the spiritual and political restrictions. Jiang Rong wrote his book in 2004 and it became one of the most popular texts in China almost overnight.

A magical adventure that takes place in calm and beautiful Mongolian steppe, this film adaptation can be perceived as an experiment of sorts as Chinese narrative is told from the perspective of European filmmaker. Jean-Jacques Annaud kept all of the important aspects of the original text and his film is not only an inspirational co-production but a touching story as well.