The Wild Child Poster

Release Date: September 11th, 1970

DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2001

G|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
A young boy (Jean-Pierre Cargol) is discovered in a forest, living a feral existence among a pack of wolves. Captured by hunters, he is sent to Paris and placed in a school for deaf-mute children. There he is observed by Dr. Itard (François Truffaut) who concludes that the boy is neither deaf nor intellectually stunted, but has simply been deprived of normal, humanizing influences. With no shortage of tenderness, patience and ambition, Itard devotes himself to educating and civilizing the boy.

Cast: Jean-Pierre Cargol, François Truffaut, Jean Dasté, Françoise Seigner, Annie Miller, Claude Miller, Paul Ville, Nathan Miller

Director: François Truffaut

Genres: Drama

Keywords: School, Transformation, Doctor, Fascinating