A great story that did not disappoint, with a magnificent cinematography that showed a love for romantic painting and a little of Caspar Friedrich. A beautiful insight to a culture that is widely unknown
Annaud's latest ethnologic epic takes place during the Mao era when two young men from Beijing are sent out to Mongolia to learn the ways of the land and teach the locals Mandarin. Like most of the director's features the images captured are quite extraordinary, especially in 3-D, with the Imax format well utilized here. Camera work by Jean-Marie Dreujou is impressive as is the animal training/wrangling.
The latest directorial effort coming from Jean-Jacques Annaud was done in the same way as "Two Brothers", in this different style where animals are truly important in the director's vision.
Wolf Totem is a tribute for the wildlife, mother nature, packs of wolves, the asian land, mongolian nomads.
This movie serves as a semi-autobiographical story but truly works as a documentary. Great cinematography!
Als die chinesischen Studenten während der Kulturrevolution in die Mongolei kommen, um den Menschen lesen und schreiben beizubringen, überreicht ihnen der alte Bilig ein hölzernes Teil. Auf ihre Verwunderung hin erklärt er, dass es zum Schutz vor Wölfen gedacht sei. Der Lernprozess verläuft in die umgekehrte Richtung... mehr auf cinegeek.de