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992 Ratings

The Wild Child

L'enfant sauvage

Directed by François Truffaut
France, 1970


1798. In a forest, some countrymen catch a wild child who can not walk, speak, read neither write. The Doctor Itard is interested by the child, and starts to educate him. Everybody thinks he will fail, but with a lot of love and patience, he manages to obtain results…

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The Wild Child Directed by François Truffaut

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1971 | 3 wins including: Best Director

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1970 | 3rd place: Best Screenplay

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1971 | Winner: Best Cinematography

1971 | 2nd place: Best Director

1971 | 3rd place: Best Film

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