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"Wolf Totem" Director, Jean Jacques Annaud "Touched" to Portray Original Book
   2015-02-04 12:29:27    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: zhang

French movie director Jean-Jacques Annaud, left, and Chinese actor Dou Xiao attend a photo exhibition for the movie "Wolf Totem" in Beijing, China, 2 February 2015. [Photo: Imagine China]

French director Jean-Jacques Annaud, said he was touched to be chosen to portray best-selling Chinese book "Wolf Totem" on the big screen.

The director also said that he felt he had "incredible freedom" to make the film he wanted to in China, and the book gave him a clear message.

"The message that captured my heart when I read the book was the need for balance between human presence and animal presence therefore let's say industrialization and nature. I feel it was a strong, very universal message."

Lead actor, Feng Shaofeng, said this movie was a rare opportunity for him.

"It is really a once-a-life-time opportunity for an actor to act in a movie like 'Wolf Totem.' I don't think I will have another chance to act in a movie like this. I am sure this movie is also very rare for audience.ĦĦIt is indeed very hard for such a group of people to spend such a long time to raise wolves and shoot a movie like this."

Set in 1967 during the Cultural Revolution, "Wolf Totem" tells the story of a student sent from the city to the Inner Mongolian steppes for re-education.

He lives with the nomads, and develops a respect for freedom and nature, becoming fascinated with the wolves.

"Wolf Totem" will be released in China on February 19, and in France on February 25.

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