The Wild Child

by François Truffaut 1h23min France 1969
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The Wild Child
by François Truffaut

In a French forest in 1798, a child is found who cannot walk, speak, read or write. A doctor becomes interested in the child and patiently attempts to civilize him.

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  • François Truffaut : le docteur Jean Itard
  • Jean Dasté : le professeur Pinel
  • Jean-Pierre Cargol : Victor, l'enfant sauvage
  • Françoise Seigner : Madame Guérin
  • Annie Miller : Madame Lemeri
  • Claude Miller : Monsieur Lémeri
  • And with: Paul Villé, Nathan Miller, Mathieu Schiffman, Jean Gruault


  • Director François Truffaut
  • Scenario François Truffaut
  • Dialogs François Truffaut, Jean Gruault
  • Original work author Jean Itard
  • Photo director Nestor Almendros
  • Set Design Jean Mandaroux
  • Costume Design Gitt Magrini
  • Sound René Levert
  • Sound mix Alex Pront
  • Editing Agnès Guillemot
  • Original music Antoine Duhamel
  • Producer Marcel Berbert
  • Production Compagny Les Artistes Associés, Les Films du Carrosse
  • Distributor MK2

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1969
  • Release date for France02/25/1970
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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