The Wild Child

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The Wild Child

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The Wild Child

Release Date: February 26, 1970

Year    :   1970
Slogan    :   «At last an adult film to which you can take your children.»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associés
Director    :   François Truffaut
Producers    :   Marcel Berbert, Claude Miller, Roland Thénot, Armand Barbault
Writers    :   François Truffaut, François Truffaut, François Truffaut, Jean Gruault, Jean Gruault, Jean Gruault, Jean Itard
RunTime    :   83 mins.

In 1798, a feral boy is discovered outside the town of Aveyron, France. Diagnosed as mentally impaired, he is relegated to an asylum. A young doctor named Jean Itard becomes convinced that the boy has normal mental capacity, but that his development was hindered by lack of contact with society. He brings the boy home and begins an arduous attempt at education over several years.

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