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Wild Child, The (aka L`Enfant Sauvage) (UK)

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A true-life tale of a young boy found living alone in the woods of France in the 1700s
Certificate: U
Running Time: 83 mins
Retail Price: £15.99
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Francois Truffaut`s The Wild Child is a true-life tale of a young boy found living alone in the woods of France in the 1700s. Using actual journal entries, Truffaut not only directed and co-wrote the script with Jean Gruault, but also starred as the unflappable Doctor Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard, the visionary who takes on the incredible task of civilising The Wild Child.

At The National Institute For The Deaf and Dumb in Paris, a barely clothed and dirty young boy is admitted. Found in a forest, the child is unable to speak, communicate or function in society. Christened Victor by the hospital staff, his case is taken up by Doctor Itard, a lone physician who has an unyielding dedication to re-integrating the lad into society. But the road to tame the beast is a rocky one and Itard will have to work tirelessly to teach Victor how to reclaim his place in the world... even if it means staking his reputation on it.

Special Features:
Original theatrical trailer

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Mono Spanish
Dolby Digital Mono German
Dolby Digital Mono Italian
Dolby Digital Mono French

Subtitle Tracks:
CC: German
CC: English

Directed By:
François Truffaut

Written By:

Annie Miller
Jean Dasté
Françoise Seigner
François Truffaut
Jean-Pierre Cargol

Soundtrack By:
Antonio Vivaldi

Director of Photography:
Néstor Almendros

Agnès Guillemot

Costume Designer:
Gitt Magrini

Production Designer:
Jean Mandaroux

Marcel Berbert

Metro Goldwyn Mayer

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