WOLF TOTEM – First Look at Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Chinese-Language Drama

Based on Lu Jiamin’ semiautobiographical novel of the same name…

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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.